Fly ash-cement based structural materials

Baradan B.

International Journal of Cement Composites and Lightweight Concrete, vol.9, no.4, pp.225-228, 1987 (Scopus) identifier


In maintaining clean air while generating electricity, electrostatically precipitated fly ash from thermal plants is becoming available in large quantities, which creates serious environmental, technical and economic problems of storage and disposal. Fortunately these byproducts can be used in civil engineering construction. In this research, samples of fly ashes from Soma B thermal plant (Turkey) were mixed with different amounts of normal portland cement, dehydrated lime and bottom ash (slag) to form a new material for bricks or construction panels. The mechanical properties of the samples such as compressive and bending strength of the material have been investigated. Most of the compositions proved to be economical mixtures for non load bearing panels or brick type structural elements. © 1987.