Mechanical and Durability Properties of Kernelrazzo Floor Finish: A Review
Ts. ABAS Noor Faisal1, Olanrewaju Sharafadeen Babatunde Owolabi2
1Dr. Ts ABAS Noor Faisal, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Island, Malaysia.
2OLANREWAJU Sharafadeen Babatunde Owolabi, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Island, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on December 28, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on January 28, 2022. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2022. | PP: 134-145 | Volume-10 Issue-5, January 2022. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.E67290110522 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E6729.0110522
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Abstract: This writes up analyse earlier investigation on the major benefits and problems associated with the utilization of palm kernel shell as limited substitute of marble chippings as a local material in the production of kernelrazzo floor finish tiles. Although papers on kernelrazzo floor finish are few and one hundred and one (101) current related papers on palm kernel shell concrete were used to produce lightweight concretes and former literatures was assessed on the durability and strength of kernelrazzo floor finish. Rarely work has been done on incorporating palm kernel shell as incomplete substitute of marble in the production of kernelrazzo floor finish tiles. Palm kernel shell is one of the waste agricultural products obtained from production palm oil which is originating from the palm oil industry which common in Africa and Asia. Properties and characteristics of palm kernel shell (PKS) and marble chippings are summarized as specific gravity to include shape, thickness and texture include bulk density, water absorption and moisture content. Mechanical properties tests on palm kernel shell also include abrasion property and impact resistivity. Lightweight properties of concrete produced with palm kernel shell (PKS) have a limited substitute of coarse aggregate which include chemical and physical properties of granite dust were appraised. Mechanical properties of kernelrazzo floor finish tiles that were reviewed include compressive strength; curing and minimum requirement for Terrazzo floor finish and final for the area covered on this review is the consequence of acids, bases, and salts on the durability and strength of kernelrazzo floor finish.
Keywords: Mechanical properties, durability, palm kernel shell, kernelrazzo, marble chippings, granite dust
Scope of the Article: Civil Engineering