Potential Of Fired Clay Bricks Produced From Aponmu Clay Deposits
The potential of fired clay obtained from Aponmu river, Ondo State. Nigeria for brick production have been investigated. Properties of produced bricks investigated was compressive strength, density and water absorption. The results shows that the Compressive strength, density and water absorption values ranged from 2.48 to 3.69 N/mm2 , 1340kg/m3 to 1650 kg/m3 and 9.87 to 11.46% respectively for the produced bricks. The bricks met the required standard and its recommended for building Bungalow and non-load bearing internal walls.
Keywords: Bricks, clay, compressive strength, water absorption