Effects of Soluble Lignocellulose Substances of Wood Particles on the Mechanical Properties of Lightweight Concrete


  • Aqil M. ALmusawi
  • Zaid A. ALzaidi
  • Tamara A. Qasim






Characterization, Lightweight Concrete, Mechanical Properties, Soluble Lignocellulose Substances, Wood Particles.


Recent trends in lightweight concrete manufacturing have led to a proliferation of studies demonstrating that wood aggregates can be used to produce sustainable green concrete composites. However, wood particles contain soluble substances (saccharides), which have a significant effect on the setting time of Portland cement. To attain a better understanding of this, two types of wood were treated in boiling water. After the treatment process, the resulting water (“boiling water of woodâ€) was used to study its effect on the initial setting time of Portland cement. The mechanical properties and the density were also investigated for concrete mixtures consisting of 0, 5, 7.5, and 10% treated wood particles (weight replacement from coarse aggregate). As a result, the effect of the wood’s soluble substances was determined and the optimum mix proportion was chosen for achieving the minimum nominal density and the best mechanical properties.




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M. ALmusawi, A., A. ALzaidi, Z., & A. Qasim, T. (2018). Effects of Soluble Lignocellulose Substances of Wood Particles on the Mechanical Properties of Lightweight Concrete. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4.20), 377–381. https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i4.20.26138
Received 2019-01-18
Accepted 2019-01-18
Published 2018-11-28