International Journal of Research in Civil Engineering and Technology

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2023, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Effects of palm leaf ash and palm kernel fibre on properties of compressed laterite earth brick


Author(s): Dr. Igwe, Christopher Obeta, Jude K, Bldr Chinaza, Dr. Agunsi, Rapheal and Bldr. John Okwe Alaezi

Abstract: This study is designed to compare the effects of the properties of compressed laterite earth brick (CLEB) stabilized with palm leaf ash (PKA) and palm kernel fiber (KPF). The study was carried out in Building Technology Department, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State. Bricks of 222 110 70 were produced using manual pressed machine which 9 bricks each were stabilized with palm kernel fiber for 1%, 2%, and 3%. Also 9 bricks each were stabilized with palm leaf ash for each percent 5%, 10% and 15%. The materials used are Palm Kernel Fiber, Palm Leaf Ash laterite soil, and water. The tests carried out were abrasion resistance test and water penetration test. These findings showed that the water penetration rate for the CLEB bricks stabilized with PKF recorded average penetration rate of 10.18 at 1%, 11.52 at 2% and 12.19 at 3%. Only 3% produce higher penetration rate while CLEB stabilized with PLA recorded average water penetration rate of 11.58 at 5%, 10.63 at 10%, and 11.27 at 15%. All were in conformity with NBRRI specification of 12.5%. The abrasion resistance of the 28day CLEB stabilized with PKF recorded average abrasion of 1.40 at 1%, 1.28 at 2% and 3.68 at 3%. All result were conformity with the NBBRI specification of 6.9. While the abrasion resistance of the 28day CLEB stabilized with PLA recorded average abrasion of 2.39 at 5%, 2.22 at 10% and 2.32 at 15% which is are in conformity with the NBBRI specification of 6.9. based on the findings of the study it was concluded that the CLEB stabilized with palm kernel fiber at 1% and 2% are in conformity with NBRRI specification of compressive strength, water absorption rate and abrasion resistance. While compressed laterite bricks stabilized with palm leaf ash should be improve to conform to NBRRI specification.

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Dr. Igwe, Christopher Obeta, Jude K, Bldr Chinaza, Dr. Agunsi, Rapheal, Bldr. John Okwe Alaezi. Effects of palm leaf ash and palm kernel fibre on properties of compressed laterite earth brick. Int J Res Civ Eng Technol 2023;4(1):44-48.
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