The Use of Calcined Waste Glass Powder As a Pozzolanic Material


  •   John Ayibatunimibofa TrustGod

  •   Akosubo Iwekumo Stevyn

  •   Ann Diri Manfred


The amounts of waste glass in the Bayelsa State metropolis have been growing noticeably without being reutilized increasing the danger to public well-being because of the shortage of land area. This rising challenge of waste glass in the Bayelsa State metropolis can be improved if new dumping possibilities other than landfill can be discovered. This study is geared toward the better use of waste glass material as admixture in concrete as a means to improve the concrete compressive strength. To achieve research objectives, the broken waste glasses were obtained from aluminum fabrication workshop in Amassoma. Bayelsa state Nigeria, the glasses were then milled to a fine powder smaller than 0.075mm and burnt at a controlled temperature of 200, 400, and 6000C respectively. A total of 156 concrete cubes of 150mm x 150mm x 150mm were produced employing different contents of calcined or burnt waste glass powder as admixture. The quantity of calcined waste glass powder used as admixture was varied from 0-20% at step of 5% for three different temperatures, 2000C, 4000C and 6000C. The samples were cured for 7, 14, 21 and 28days and tested in the laboratory for compressive strength. Results obtained from the study showed that the best addition dosage of calcined waste glass powder at 2000C, 4000C and 6000C are 20%, 5% and 5%. A 20% addition of Calcined waste glass powder at 2000C exhibited about 23% increase in compressive strength than the control. Base on the findings, it is recommended that the use of calcined waste glass powder as pozzolanic material should be embraced for production of concrete and can be utilized in concrete production as admixture with 5% - 20% for 2000C 4000Cand 4000C respectively.

Keywords: Waste Glass Powder, Admixture, Concrete Strength, Calcination


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TrustGod, J., Stevyn, A. and Manfred, A. 2019. The Use of Calcined Waste Glass Powder As a Pozzolanic Material. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 4, 12 (Dec. 2019), 53-56. DOI: