Comparison addition of rice husk ash and roof tile ash on fly ash-based geopolymer cement with portland cement

D. Nurtanto, I. Junaidi, W. Wahyuningtyas, W. Yunarni


The use of Portland cement is considered a very good material for making concrete. This is because many are found in building shops and it's high performance in making concrete. Research on alternative Portland cement is a worldwide priority for reducing CO emissions to the atmosphere. Alternative Portland cement is a material containing aluminosilicate which is dissolved with an alkaline solution to produce strong pozzolanic properties and replace the function of Portland cement. Natural aluminosilicates can be found in agricultural and industrial wastes. For example fly ash (FA), roof tile ash (RTA), rice husk ash (RHA), sugar cane bagasse ash (SCBA). This method estimates the development of mechanical properties of concrete with alternative portland cement with concrete with  portland  cement throughout the treatment process. The mechanical properties that will be seen are setting time and compressive strength. Alternative Portland cement uses the basic ingredients of fly ash aluminosilicate with an alkaline activator solution (NaOH, Na2SiO3) of 12 Molar. This study is based on experimental studies by replacing FA by 5% and 10% with RHA and RTA where the development of several mechanical properties will be investigated. The results show that several alternative portland cement mixes have similar mechanical properties to portland cement.


Fly Ash, Rice Husk Ash, Roof Tile Ash, Setting Time, Compressive Strength



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