•  
  •  
 

Abstract

The generation of waste materials is causing an impact on the environment due to many reasons including the effect on human health and decrease in landfill space. Of these waste materials is the waste cooking oil. There are large amounts of waste vegetable oil generated in the world and most of it is disposed of in the sewer system which can cause problems when treating wastewater. This paper is a review of literature on the use of vegetable oil (VO) and waste vegetable oil (WVO) as chemical admixtures in construction materials. The construction materials include mainly concrete and pavement. The properties examined were fresh, mechanical and durability properties. Fresh properties included slump test while the mechanical properties comprised compressive and flexural strength as well as shrinkage. The durability and durability related properties consisted of water absorption both by total immersion and capillary action, carbonation and efflorescence. This review suggests that virgin vegetable oil and its waste has the potential to be used as chemical admixtures in construction materials to improve their workability water resistance.

ISSN

2706-784X

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.