Characterization of sewage sludge ash as affected by different incineration temperature and time

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Sewage sludge is a public environmental concern. Incineration of sewage sludge significantly reduces its volume, resulting in a powder material (i.e., sewage sludge ash (SSA)). This study investigates the effect of different incineration temperature and time on the characteristics of the produced SSA. The raw sewage sludge was incinerated at different temperatures (700 °C, 900 °C, and 1100 °C) for 2 and 4 hours. The chemical and mineral compositions and morphology were assessed using X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The pozzolanic activity of SSA particles was evaluated using Frattini and strength activity index tests. Also, the effect of incorporating SSA as a partial replacement on cement paste workability and workability retention was examined. Test results showed that SSA exhibits some pozzolanic properties, suggesting the feasibility of using it as a partial replacement of ordinary Portland cement in making sustainable and environmentally-friendly concrete.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, SCMT 2019 - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 14 2019Jul 17 2019


  • Frattini activity
  • Incineration temperature
  • Ordinary portland cement
  • Pozzolanic properties
  • Sewage sludge ash

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science


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