Utilization Possibilities of Some Cereal Plant Wastes in the Constructions Domain, in the Context of Available Crops in Romania - a Review

Tomme: 62 (66) | Fascicle: 4 | 2016
Pages: 123-136
Abstract text:
In recent years, the use of natural fibers in the composition of concrete became increasingly common. In Romania, an important source of plant fibers suitable for construction industry is represented by cereals, mainly by wheat and corn. The wheat straws are considered with good thermal and acoustic insulation qualities, being durable if are treated in a proper way. The high content of oxygen makes corn cobs to be a good thermal insulator material, being more fire resistant than polystyrene. The purpose of this paper is to compile some literature data on the use of wheat straw and corn cobs as composite materials in concrete. Its importance comes from the fact that at present, in Romania, the use of such materials is relatively limited and a wider knowledge of these resources could lead to an increase in their use as materials added to concrete.
Key Words:
concrete; wheat straw; corn cobs

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Author(s) Information

Cătălina Mihaela Helepciuc (Grădinaru)
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Email: catalyna_gradinaru@yahoo.com

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