X ray Diffraction (XRD) Analysis of Coir Pith Concrete
Priyadarshini V1, Felixkala T2

1Priyadarshini V, Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engg. Dr M G R Educational and Research Institute.
2Dr Felixkala T, Dean-Student Affairs and Professor, Department of Civil Engg. Dr M G R Educational and Research Institute.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 717-719 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: D9587118419/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D9587.018520

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Abstract: The usage of waste product in concrete decreases the major issue of dumping problems in the society and as well as its economical also. Coir pith is one among that product from coconut industry. In this examination accentuation was made on the practicality of utilization of coir pith as a fractional substitution of regular sand in concrete. The XRD analysis has been done for treated coir pith material and the concrete in which the same has been added. Thus the result of the XRD test shows the presence of each component in that particular material with accurate percentage and so it reveals that whether it matches all the necessary components which are present in river sand. This research paved the way to overcome the disposal problems caused by the waste materials as well as in economic point of view. Adding coir pith in the concrete needs an outer surface treatment in advance, which actually removes the dirt and dust. The effectiveness of the outer surface treatment carried out on the coir pith is assessed by XRD examination. Alkaline treatment causes a slight change in the structure of the cellulose. By dying coir pith treated with NaOH, the range of treated coir pith shows an adjustment in the expulsion of hemicellulose and lignin from the outside surface of coir pith. These outcomes demonstrate that the treatments were done effectively to change the qualities of the outside surface of the coir pith by removing the dirt and dust. Thus after treating this coir pith with NaOH, it is now ready to partially replace with sand in concrete.
Keywords: Natural sand, coir pith, concrete, XRD.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering.