Optimization of Processing Parameters of Red Gypsum-Based Brick Manufacturing using Response Surface Methodology

Authors

  • Mohd Amirul Hakim Sidek Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Gambang-26300, Kuantan, Malaysia.
  • Rosli M. Yunus
  • Mohammad Al-Nizar Khan Ahmad Khan
  • Muhammad Remanul Islam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v7i4.5875

Keywords:

Red gypsum (RG), response surface methodology (RSM), brick manufacturing, compressive strength, water absorption

Abstract

The red gypsum (RG) is a waste, industrial by product, can be potentially used for brick manufacturing. In the current study, the manufacturing of bricks using RG, sand and cement was optimized using response surface methodology (RSM). The water/cement (w/c) ratio and sand replacement were varied for an optimum compressive strength and water absorption properties of the cement. From the analysis, the average compressive strength of conventional cement brick (CCB) tested was 10.9 MPa. Based on the optimum solution from the RSM analysis, possible cost prediction was estimated which can provide some valuable information to the manufacturer.  

Author Biography

Mohd Amirul Hakim Sidek, Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Gambang-26300, Kuantan, Malaysia.

Research Fellow,

Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Gambang-26300, Kuantan, Malaysia.

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Published

2019-08-24

How to Cite

Sidek, M. A. H., Yunus, R. M., Khan, M. A.-N. K. A., & Islam, M. R. (2019). Optimization of Processing Parameters of Red Gypsum-Based Brick Manufacturing using Response Surface Methodology. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(4). https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v7i4.5875

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