THE USE OF QUARRY DUST FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF CEMENT IN CEMENT-SAND MORTAR

Authors

  • Dr.Muhammad Magana Aliyu Aliyu Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero University Kano
  • Muhammad Musa Nuruddeen
  • Yahaya Atika Nura

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2020-0404-164

Keywords:

Quarry dust, cement-sand mortar, cement partial replacement, setting times, water absorption, compressive strength, density

Abstract

This research was carried out to investigate the effect of partially replacing cement with quarry dust in cement-sand mortar. Tests including setting times, water absorption, compressive strength and density test were carried out on mortar with cement partially replaced with 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% quarry dust and presented. Experimental results show that replacement of quarry dust as partial replacement of cement in cement-sand mortar decrease the initial and final setting times of cement paste and increase the water absorption of the mortar. The partial replacement shows an improvement of compressive strength at 5% quarry dust content after which there is a decrease with increase in quarry dust content at all the ages. The increase in compressive strength at 5% indicates possible pozzalanic activity at that level. Thus quarry dust can be utilized as cement replacement material at 5% dust content. Above this it can be utilized as fine aggregate replacement for use in low-strength mortar applications.

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Published

2021-01-11

How to Cite

Aliyu, D. M. A., Nuruddeen , M. M., & Nura , Y. A. (2021). THE USE OF QUARRY DUST FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF CEMENT IN CEMENT-SAND MORTAR. FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, 4(4), 432 - 437. https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2020-0404-164