Effect of chemical treatment of MSWI bottom ash for its use in concrete
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Mag. Concr. Res.
RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE; FLY-ASH; SILICA FUME; CONSTRUCTION; Construction & Building Technology; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
In this paper, municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash was characterised before and after chemical treatment and the effect of ash addition on the performance of concrete as a partial replacement of fine aggregate was evaluated. The chemical treatment aimed to eliminate the side effect of MSWI ash - the creation of a network of bubbles - which can eventually lead to a significant reduction of the overall performance of concrete. Petrographic examinations, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction, were carried out to chemically characterise the MSWI bottom ash. The mechanical performance of the ash-combined concrete was evaluated by measuring its compressive strength. Analysis of the measured data demonstrates that the chemical treatment successfully transformed metallic aluminium in the ash into a stable form and hence expansion of the concrete due to hydrogen gas evolution was no longer detected in the concrete containing treated ash. Consequently, compared with specimens with untreated ash, concrete specimens with treated bottom ash showed improved performance.
Magazine of Concrete Research
"Effect of chemical treatment of MSWI bottom ash for its use in concrete" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6625.