Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-6
P. R. Kannan Rajkumar, K. Divya Krishnan, P. T. Ravichandran*, T. Aarthi Harini
*Author For Correspondence
P. T. Ravichandran Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur - 603203, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: The massive constructions releases enormous amount of pollutants to the atmosphere and studies reveal that the pollutants from the construction industry are more harmful than the pollutants from any other segment. In this work, the attempt is made to study, to reduce the pollution from cement and other materials used in the construction process with a view to create and develop greener methods of construction. Method: In the experimental study, bagasse ash is used in the manufacturing of paver block for low volume traffic road. Paver blocks as per the geometric dimensions were casted with the four trial mixes and tested as per the BIS and IRC standards. Findings: The compressive strength for cube and paver block was determined as per BIS and it shows the uniform result. A flexible pavement for low volume traffic road was designed and compared with BAPB road. Even the thickness of bagasse ash paver block is 70mm more than the conventional road; it shows the economical benefit in terms of construction and maintenance cost. Improvement: The usage of bagasse ash in manufacturing of paver block leads to lesser environmental hazards than conventional concrete, which leads to reduce the pollution and global warming. In addition, it shows the economical benefit in terms of construction and maintenance cost by replacing cement with bagasse ash in concrete paver blocks.
Keywords: Bagasse Ash, Comressivee Strength, Paver Blocks, Pavement
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