THE USE OF GLASS POWDER WASTE AS A PARTIAL SUBSTITUTE FOR CEMENT ON THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE
Keywords:Concrete, Waste Glass Powder, Cement, Compressive Strength
Excessive use of cement can cause damage to the environment. Using materials that have similar properties to cement as a concrete mixture can reduce the use of cement. Because the silica content in glass is quite large, glass has the potential to be used as a partial substitute for cement in concrete. This study aims to determine the effect of glass powder used as a partial cement substitute on the compressive strength of normal concrete. This study uses cylindrical specimens with 15 cm in diameter and 30 cm in height according to SNI 03-2834-2002. They were tested at seventh, fourteenth, and twenty-eighth day. The variations of the glass powder are 0%, 4%, 8%, 12%, and 16%. Based on the results of the testing at the twenty eighth days, the concrete’s compressive strength at 0% variation is 22.8 MPa, at 4% variation is 24.0 MPa, at 8% variation is 17.5 MPa, at 12% variation is 17.6 MPa, and at 16% variation is 7.9 MPa. Thus, using glass powder as a partial substitute for cement in concrete mixtures affects the compressive strength of normal concrete. At the twenty-eighth day, the compressive strength of the concrete has increased by 5% to 24.0 MPa.