Utilization of Oyster Shell as Coarse Aggregate in Concrete

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Prachoom Khamput
Tawich Klathae


This research aims to study the feasibility of using stone dust (SD) to substitute fine aggregate at 100 wt% and oyster shell waste (OSW) partial coarse aggregates replacement at 25, 50, 75, and 100 wt% to produce concrete. The ratio of cement : fine aggregate : coarse aggregates was 1:2:4 wt%. The properties of concretes such as compressive strength at 7, 14, 21, and 28 days, water absorption capacity, and unit weight of concrete at 28 days were investigated. The result showed that the compressive strength of concrete decreased with an increasing rate of OSW replacement while water absorption of concrete increased led to unit weight of concrete decreased. When the values were compared with the Thai Industrial Standards Institute TISI.213-2560 STANDARD FOR READY–MIXED CONCRETE, which met the minimum specification of concrete (than 18 MPa) at 28 days. The results indicated that OSW25 and OSW50 concrete were met the minimum specification. In terms of the production cost, SD to substitute fine aggregate at 100 wt% and OSW partial coarse aggregates replacement at 25, 50 wt% reductions in the material cost by 23–31% when compared with CT concrete.


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Khamput P, Klathae T. Utilization of Oyster Shell as Coarse Aggregate in Concrete. J Appl Res Sci Tech [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 26 [cited 2023 Dec. 3];21(2):39-4. Available from: https://ph01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/rmutt-journal/article/view/248408
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