Coir Fibre in Concrete: A Review
Concrete in Malaysia has encountered several issues relating to low waterproofing, low tensile strength, GHG emission, and depletion of natural resources. This study was conducted to review the current issues and problems associated with the characteristic of normal concrete and previous research conducted on coir fibre-reinforced concrete in improving the properties of concrete. The study reviewed extensive research findings in numerous articles and journals. The potential of the chosen new sustainable resource method, coir fibre, in the concrete mix is determined via comprehensive reading. The study revealed that coir fibre-reinforced concrete has numerous benefits in proving the properties of concrete.
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