Properties of fruit core carbide and its utilization as aggregate for cement based materials: Effective use of fruit cores for building materials (part 1)

Tatsuya Inden, Naoyuki Koshiishi

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    This study aims for effective use of fruit cores discarded from food processing factories as building materials. Fruit cores have been carbonized to enhance its adsorption ability of the pollutant gas. The summaries of the results are as follows; 1. The pore structure developed the appropriate carbonization temperature. In higher temperature, the strength of the carbide was decreased. 2. The carbonization improved the adsorption ability of the pollutant gas. 3. When high adsorption ability is required, the highly carbonized fruit cores should be used where the strength is not needed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1431-1437
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
    Issue number654
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug



    • Adsorption
    • Aggregate
    • Carbonization
    • Fruit cores
    • Recycling
    • Waste utilization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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