EXAMINATION OF CONCRETE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH WITH RICE HUSK ASH

Rice crop is largely harvested in Pakistan each year and produces huge amount of Rice Husk (RH), contaminating the environment following their removal as by-product in Food Industries. The ashes produced during the burning of Rice Husk are known as Rice Husk Ash (RHA). RHA is capable of modifying its natural properties to Pozzolanic properties at high temperatures. This research paper explicitly demonstrates astonishing results of testing concrete mix samples with intervention of RHA as partial substitution of cement in with varying proportion under different curing conditions (Water, Sulphuric acid and Hydrochloric acid) that one may evaluate concrete compressive strength.

Keywords: Concrete, Rice Husk Ash (RHA), Compressive Strength Comparisons, Durability, Curing Conditions.