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|Title: ||Potentials of Agricultural Waste Composites as Building Materials in Nigeria.|
|Authors: ||Nimlyat, P. S.|
Audu, U. A.
|Keywords: ||Sustainable Development|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||Journal of sustainable development|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 4;No. 8; Pp 80-83|
|Abstract: ||he quest for sustainable building design. materials and construction has resulted in the creation of more awareness about the use of agricultural waste and natural fibre composites as building materials. There had been efforts by many research and development organizations and other funding agencies to provide the much needed thrust for the transfer of available knowledge and product to the end users. Rich agricultural waste can be found in most countries especially the underdeveloped ones. A large part of these waste composites are either used as fuel or allowed to decay in the farm land. In Nigeria over 100 million tonnes of agricultural waste are produced annually. These agricultural waste fibres have properties that can be harnessed and utilized more effectively as composites building materials. This study provides an overview of agricultural waste composites used as building materials. Also, the advantages of using these composites and their potential growth in the future are also discussed.|
|Appears in Collections:||Architecture|
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