Journal of Applied and Physical Sciences
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Journal ISSN: 2414-3103
Artical DOI: https://doi.org/10.20474/-japs2.1.3
Received: 1 April 2015
Accepted: 23 July 2015
Published: 15 October 2015
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  • Properties of Eco-Brick manufactured using Kenaf Fibre as matrix

Hanisom Abdullah, Ahmad Kamil Jamaai

Article first published online: 2016

Abstract

Eco-brick is an important environment-friendly strategy to mitigate carbon dioxide emission in building construction. For energy and resource efficient of eco-brick manufacturing, natural fibre and biomass waste can be utilised as matrix. The present study aims to evaluate the properties of concrete eco-brick manufactured using kenaf fibre matrix. The brick was produced by mixing kenaf fibre (MR grade), Portland cement and sand. The physical and mechanical properties of the eco-brick were evaluated according to the ASTM C73 method. The water absorption values of the eco-brick were in the range of 9.0-12.5 %. Eco-brick produced from 0.5, 1.0, 1.5% and 2.0% kenaf fibre have flexure resistance to compression of 4693.9, 4335.6, 3879.3 and 3294.5 psi respectively. According to the ASTM C73 guidelines, the properties of eco-brick from mixture of 0.5-1.5% kenaf fibre produced in this study meet building material criteria for construction in moderate weather conditions.