Void ratio and Strength Properties of Porous Concrete Utilizing Rice Husk Ash and Recycled Aggregate for Planting

식생 적용을 위한 왕겨재와 순환골재를 활용한 포러스 콘크리트의 공극률 및 강도 특성

  • Kim, Young-Ik (Institute of Agricultural Science, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Sung, Chan-Yong (Division of Bio-Resources Engineering, Chungnam National University)
  • 김영익 (충남대학교 농업과학연구소) ;
  • 성찬용 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학 생물자원공학부)
  • Published : 2006.12.31

Abstract

This study was performed to evaluate void ratio, compressive and flexural strength, and pH properties according to the admixture ratio of rice husk ash, aggregate size, and neutral treatment time of porous concrete with an admixture of rice husk ash produced as an agricultural by-product. The SEM results for cement mortar with a 5% rice husk ash admixture for the weight of cement formed more C-S-H hydrates due to the $SiO_2$ present in the applied rice husk ash. According to the results of the SEM test, the $SiO_2$ that was a major chemical element of rice husk ash generated a large amount of calcium hydroxide in the early stage of the hydration process of cement leading to the formation of ettringite. The void ratio of porous concrete with an admixture of rice husk ash decreased with increasing admixture ratio of rice husk ash. In addition, the void ratio of porous concrete with an admixture of rice husk ash decreased compared to porous concrete with no admixture of rice husk ash. The compressive and flexural strength of porous concrete with a 5% and 10% admixture ratio of rice husk ash slightly increased compared to concrete with no admixture of rice husk ash. The pH value of porous concrete rapidly decreased immediately after neutral treatment. Then, it gradually increased and decreased again after 14 days. Also, for neutral treatment, the pH value of porous concrete showed appropriate pH levels(less than 9.5) in all mixtures for planting at 28 curing days.