Sustainable Management of Waste Coconut Shells as Aggregates in Concrete Mixture

Tomas U. Ganiron Jr
2013 Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review  
This study focuses on generating product using agricultural waste as well develop an alternative construction material that will lessen the social and environmental issues. It also paved the way to the recognition of using coconut shells and fiber as substitute for aggregates in developing concrete hollow blocks. This paper presents the result on the workability and compressive strength of concrete containing various percentage of coconut shell content as partial aggregate replacement.
more » ... placement. Workability test and compressive strength test were conducted in accordance to ASTM C136 and ASTM C137 respectively. Results show that replacement of appropriate coconut shell content able to produce workable concrete with satisfactory strength. Integration of coconut shell enhanced the strength of concrete making it to be the highest as compared to conventional concrete mixture.
doi:10.25103/jestr.065.02 fatcat:d7htgw5qifbine4icldzj6xwhm