Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(1), pp. 71 - 78
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100106
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Evaluating the Effect of Adding Sugarcane Bagasse to the Fire Clay Brick's Properties


Amany Micheal 1, Rania Rushdy Moussa 2,*
1 Center for Advanced Materials, The British University in Egypt, El-Sherouk City, Egypt
2 Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, The British University in Egypt, El-Sherouk City, Egypt

ABSTRACT

Due to the increase in population density, the waste and its by-products produced by industry, housing, and agriculture have increased. Waste accumulation causes several environmental problems and contaminates natural resources such as air, soil, and water. Moreover, it threatens human public health and increases the number of epidemics and medical pandemics. The percentage of organic waste increases daily. Almost 60% of the waste collected from the housing sector is organic waste, in addition to the agricultural wastes that are also considered organic waste. In developing countries, there are no clear waste management systems. The waste is poorly managed, it is either burned or disposed of in waste dumps improperly. On the other hand, mud bricks are considered a substantial wall building material used in developing countries. This experimental research aims to study the properties of new mud brick prototypes by partially replacing 0.5, 1.5, and 2.5% of the mud with sugarcane bagasse (SCB), which is considered an organic waste material, to create eco-friendly bricks. This research will use an experimental, quantitative method to test the efficiency of the bricks after partially replacing mud with SCB. These experiments will test the slump, strength, cracks, absorption, and density with different SCB replacement percentages. The research revealed that the compressive strength of the mud bricks suffers a considerable reduction due to the burring of the fibers.

KEYWORDS
Fire Clay Bricks, Bricks Properties, Organic Waste, Bagasse Fibers, Waste Management

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Amany Micheal , Rania Rushdy Moussa , "Evaluating the Effect of Adding Sugarcane Bagasse to the Fire Clay Brick's Properties," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 71 - 78, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100106.

(b). APA Format:
Amany Micheal , Rania Rushdy Moussa (2022). Evaluating the Effect of Adding Sugarcane Bagasse to the Fire Clay Brick's Properties. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(1), 71 - 78. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100106.