Project Title SPWA Geo-Concrete
Project Category Innovation
Abstract Sago Pith Waste (SPW) is a fibrous starch generated from pith of Metroxylon Sagu (Sago Palm). It is an agro-waste product, known to have high amount of oxides such as calcite and silica via specified calcination temperature (SPW- Ash). These oxides enhance the compressive strength development when used as geopolymer materials. Despite of using ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in concrete mixture during construction works, the potential of using calcite and silica from SPWA are very significant as a replacement of binding agent in the geopolymer applications. SPWA can be considered as an alternate biodegradable matter and it is available in abundance at an extremely lower cost. When compared with OPC, it is found that SPWA is able to increase 5% of compressive strength. The utilization of SPWA as part of construction material will minimize the CO2 emission from the production of OPC, thus benefits to both environment and human health. The potential of commercialization for SPWA concrete is considered high since construction sector is one of the largest contributors to the economic development in Malaysia and other countries. This will be in line with national agenda in implementing sustainable construction method in the industry.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2019-11-07


Staff Status
Awang Nasrizal Bin Awg. Ali Member
Amir bin Nazaruddin Leader
Beatrice Christianus Bidaun Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Innovation Technology Expo (INTEX2019) 2019-07-24 State Bronze Kuching, Sarawak