Cocoa Pod Husk Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement in Concrete Production

Author(s): Patrick Aaniamenga Bowan

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Published: 2021-11-12

Abstract: The need for housing and other works, which require the use of cement, is rising due to rapid population increase. This study determines the suitability of cocoa pod husk ash (CPHA) for the partial replacement of cement in concrete production. The results showed that 6% replacement produced medium workability. Also, 12% and 18% replacements produced compressive strengths within the targeted design strength of . Again, 6% CPHA replacement recorded a tensile strength of 4.02 . Thus, the study showed some promise for the use of CPHA to partially replace cement in concrete production in some developing countries.

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