International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064


Downloads: 45

Research Paper | Civil Engineering | Kenya | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017


Effects of Black Cotton Soil and Red Clay SoilLightweight Expanded Clay Aggregates (LECA) on Water Absorption, Sorptivity and Mass Loss of Concrete

M. K. Ketter; E. O. Ong'ayo


Abstract: This study aims to evaluate the effects of black cotton and red clay lightweight expanded clay aggregates (LECA) on water absorption, sorptivity and mass loss of the concrete when used as self-curing agent in concrete. Concrete cubes of 150x150x150mm dimensions with varying percentages of LECA content by weight of fine aggregates were cast. The cast concrete cubes were used in determining the mass loss, sorptivity and water absorption of concrete. The results showed that the mass loss increases with increase in the percentage LECA content up to 15 % LECA content then it starts decreasing nwith increase in the percentage of LECA content at 15 % LECA content, the mass loss was around 8 % more than that of 0 % LECA content. Water absorption decreases with increase of percentage LECA up to 10 % and then thereafter increases with increase in percentage LECA content at 10 % LECA content, the water absorption of red clay LECA and black cotton LECA were approximately 7 % and 14 % less than that of 0 % LECA content respectively. At concrete age of 28 days, considering the least water absorption of 10 %LECA content, the water absorption of red clay LECA was higher than that of Black cotton clay LECA by approximately 8 %. Results also showed that Sorptivity increases with increase in percentage LECA content where sorptivity of concrete with Red Clay LECA was higher than Black cotton LECA. Concrete with black cotton soil and red clay soil LECA can be used in areas with limited exposure to water due to its high sorptivity. LECA content with respect to fine aggregate should be limited to 15 % in order to achieve maximum mass loss.


Keywords: Red clay soil LECA, black cotton soil LECA, water absorption, sorptivity, mass loss, density, lightweight expanded clay aggregates.


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,


Pages: 1723 - 1726


How to Cite this Article?

M. K. Ketter; E. O. Ong'ayo, "Effects of Black Cotton Soil and Red Clay SoilLightweight Expanded Clay Aggregates (LECA) on Water Absorption, Sorptivity and Mass Loss of Concrete", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20171727, Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017, 1723 - 1726

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address


Similar Articles with Keyword 'water absorption'

Downloads: 51

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Cameroon, Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021

Pages: 444 - 451

Mineralogical and Physicomechanical Characterization of the Raffia Vinifera Arecaceae Stem as Potential Reinforcement of Concrete

Taghin Fotso Theophile, Bomeni Isaac Yannick, Nie Noumsi Thierry Constant, Tamo Tatietse Thomas, Fagel Nathalie

Share this Article

Downloads: 116

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Pages: 1454 - 1458

Effect of Limestone and Wooden Dust as a Filler Material on Fresh and Hardened Properties of Concrete

Ushama Z. Laliwala, Paresh N. Nimodiya

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'sorptivity'

Downloads: 125 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Case Studies, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Pages: 1098 - 1101

Use of Ultrafine Materials for Cellular Concrete Blocks

Monica S. More, Yadnesh D. Patil

Share this Article

Downloads: 130

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018

Pages: 1519 - 1524

Formulation of Anti-Corrosive Coatings using Polyvinyl Acetate for Concrete Surfaces

Nivetha S, Selvaraj R, Lakshmi R

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'density'

Downloads: 147 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙2

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Sudan, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1006 - 1012

Predicting the Strength Properties of Swelling Clay

Omer S. M. Hamza, Magdi M. E. Zumrawi, Awad E. M. Mohamed

Share this Article

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021

Pages: 323 - 349

Design of a Concrete Gravity Dam for Flood Control in Brahmani River Basin

Dr. Ratnakar Swain, Payal Maharathi

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Red'

Downloads: 121 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Iraq, Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017

Pages: 1150 - 1157

Response of Laced Reinforced Concrete Beams to Fatigue Loading

Hayfaa Dhumad Hasan Al-Abboodi, Abass Abdulmajeed Allawi, Chai Hwa Kian

Share this Article

Downloads: 145

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Iraq, Volume 4 Issue 4, April 2015

Pages: 202 - 209

Wave Transit Time in Polymer-Mortar Composites

Msc. Eng. Yasir Mohammed Abdulateef Al Bayati, Asst. Prof. Dr. Besma Mohammed Fahad

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'clay'

Downloads: 147 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙2

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Sudan, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1006 - 1012

Predicting the Strength Properties of Swelling Clay

Omer S. M. Hamza, Magdi M. E. Zumrawi, Awad E. M. Mohamed

Share this Article

Downloads: 2

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Nigeria, Volume 10 Issue 8, August 2021

Pages: 436 - 442

Development of a Mathematical Model to Estimate Soaked California Bearing Ratio of a Lateritic Soil in Ekiti Northern Senatorial District, Nigeria

Oluwayinka Glory Akinwamide, Joseph Adebayo Ige, Joshua Tunbosun Akinwamide

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'soil'

Downloads: 147 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙2

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Sudan, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

Pages: 1006 - 1012

Predicting the Strength Properties of Swelling Clay

Omer S. M. Hamza, Magdi M. E. Zumrawi, Awad E. M. Mohamed

Share this Article

Downloads: 1 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Review Papers, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1051 - 1055

Removal of Chromium & Lead Using Water Hyacinth and Bio-Sorbents

Aashish Sanjeev Medhe, Adesh Bamb, Priyobarta Singh, Prof. Swati Shegane

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'LECA'

Downloads: 45

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Kenya, Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017

Pages: 1719 - 1722

Compressive Strength Study of Self-Curing Concrete Using Red Clay and Black Cotton Soil Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregates (LECA)

M. K. Ketter; E. O. Ong'ayo

Share this Article

Downloads: 131

M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Pages: 1774 - 1777

Influence of Light Weight Coarse Aggregate on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete

Akhilesh Kumar Verma, Shiv Kumar Yadav

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'black'

Downloads: 45

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Kenya, Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017

Pages: 1719 - 1722

Compressive Strength Study of Self-Curing Concrete Using Red Clay and Black Cotton Soil Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregates (LECA)

M. K. Ketter; E. O. Ong'ayo

Share this Article

Downloads: 115 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015

Pages: 1514 - 1517

Study about Swelling Behaviour of Black Cotton Soil with Fly Ash

Rajendra Prasad Hardaha, Mohan Lal Agrawal, Anita Agrawal

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'cotton'

Downloads: 45

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Kenya, Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017

Pages: 1719 - 1722

Compressive Strength Study of Self-Curing Concrete Using Red Clay and Black Cotton Soil Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregates (LECA)

M. K. Ketter; E. O. Ong'ayo

Share this Article

Downloads: 115 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015

Pages: 1514 - 1517

Study about Swelling Behaviour of Black Cotton Soil with Fly Ash

Rajendra Prasad Hardaha, Mohan Lal Agrawal, Anita Agrawal

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'water'

Downloads: 1

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014

Pages: 2067 - 2069

Adsorption of Fluoride from Aqueous Phase by Agro Based Adsorbent

G. Anusha, J. Raja Murugadoss

Share this Article

Downloads: 1 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Review Papers, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 10 Issue 6, June 2021

Pages: 1051 - 1055

Removal of Chromium & Lead Using Water Hyacinth and Bio-Sorbents

Aashish Sanjeev Medhe, Adesh Bamb, Priyobarta Singh, Prof. Swati Shegane

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'absorption'

Downloads: 51

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, Cameroon, Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021

Pages: 444 - 451

Mineralogical and Physicomechanical Characterization of the Raffia Vinifera Arecaceae Stem as Potential Reinforcement of Concrete

Taghin Fotso Theophile, Bomeni Isaac Yannick, Nie Noumsi Thierry Constant, Tamo Tatietse Thomas, Fagel Nathalie

Share this Article

Downloads: 89

Research Paper, Civil Engineering, India, Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020

Pages: 657 - 663

Experimental Investigation on Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Concrete Due to the Influence of High Volume Fly Ash

D Nissi, K Venkatesh

Share this Article
Top