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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2017, 5(6), 245-252
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-5-6-4
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Compressive Strength Improvement and Admixture Potential of Palm Tree Liquor Juice Extract (Ogogoro) in Cement Mortar and Concrete

Amaziah Walter Otunyo1, , Ukeh Festus Sunday1 and Nkani Cosmas Milo1

1Department of Civil Engineering, Rivers State University, Nkpolu, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Pub. Date: December 26, 2017

Cite this paper:
Amaziah Walter Otunyo, Ukeh Festus Sunday and Nkani Cosmas Milo. Compressive Strength Improvement and Admixture Potential of Palm Tree Liquor Juice Extract (Ogogoro) in Cement Mortar and Concrete. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2017; 5(6):245-252. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-5-6-4

Abstract

This paper is the result of the investigation of the potential of a local gin, brewed in Nigeria from palm tree liquor juice, for compressive strength improvement and as an admixture in concrete and cement mortar. It was observed from the analysis of the results of the experiment that 5 – 10% of the local gin also called “ogogoro” increases the compressive strength of concrete and acts as an admixture (accelerator and retarder at various concentrations) in both concrete and mortar respectively.

Keywords:
admixture compressive strength concrete flexural strength local gin mortar setting time split tensile strength water absorption

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