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I.

Background
• The group is proposing a thesis that will further study effects of adding sugarcane
bagasse ash as an additive to concrete to improve properties
• To look at other ways sugarcane bagasse can advance current concrete properties
II. Statement of Problem
Being an agricultural country, agricultural waste is very abundant. In a future sense,
waste can be uncontrollable and waste management can be hard. One example of agricultural
waste is sugarcane bagasse. The use of recycled sugarcane bagasse ash can be utilized to
improve the fresh and hardened properties of concrete.
III. Objectives
• ain ob!ective"
o To be able to utilize the use of sugarcane bagasse ash as an alternative additional
to concrete manufacture
• #ub$ob!ective
o To determine how sugarcane bagasse ash can improve the hardened properties of
concrete
o To determine how sugarcane bagasse ash can improve the fresh properties of
concrete
o To show that the use of sugarcane bagasse ash can be cost$efficient.
o To identify the advantages and disadvantages of the use of sugarcane bagasse ash
as an alternative
o To lessen the agricultural waste in our country
IV. Hypothesis of the Study
The study hypothesizes that with the addition of sugarcane bagasse there will be an
increase in the hardened and fresh concrete properties but will have adverse effects also. %lso,
the right ratio of ash will affect the results of the study and the study postulates that the optimum
ratio to be added will be ranging from ten to five percent.
V. ssumptions in the study
%n assumption on the study is that the sugarcane bagasse will have consistent
composition will affect the concrete uniformly throughout the tests. #ugarcanes will have the
same composition but the amount of that compound can vary due to difference in location,
fertilizer applied and soil type.
%nother assumption of the group is that sugarcane bagasse supply will be vary depending
on the season. #ugarcanes are usually planted at the start of the year and matures at the end of the
year or longer because the plant will mature &'$&( months after plantation or harvest
VI. Scope! "imitation and #elimitation of the Study
The scope of the study covers only sugarcane grown in the )hilippines specifically in
*uzon and concrete available in manila. #upply of the sugar cane bagasse will come from a
single or multiple source depending of the accessibility. %shes of the sugar cane will be obtained
via burning in the laboratory to maintain uniformity.
The study does not encompass fresh and hardened concrete properties with the sugarcane
bagasse ash that cannot be tested due to the lack of e+uipment for testing and time restrictions.
VII. Significance of the Study
,ith the )hilippines an agricultural country, the pursue of ways to utilize agricultural
wastes retained from processes will be a aid in countering the addition of pollution in the country
and also development of this process will help the agricultural sector reduce costing in the
disposal of the wastes and make a new means of income that would be beneficial for both the
construction and farming industries.
VIII. Operational #efinition of $erms
• #ugarcane bagasse ash - refers to the burned agricultural waste from sugarcane bagasse
that will be used as an additive to concrete in this study.
• .resh concrete properties - refers to the properties of concrete before setting and initial
strength is attained. /xamples of these properties are workability, setting time, etc.
• 0ardened concrete properties - refers to the properties of concrete after setting. This
entails to the compressive, tensile, shear, fatigue, impact, etc.
I%. #ata to be gathered
• #tatistics about the agricultural waste production in the )hilippines
%. $heoretical and &onceptual 'rame(ork
Concrete
Improvement
Alternativ
e
admixture
s
Fresh
Concrete
Properties
Hardened
Concrete
Properties
Low-cost and
efcient
structures
Sugarcan
e
Bagasse
ash
Agricultura
l waste
Aundanc!