Partial Replacement of Course Aggregate in Manufacturing of Waste Plastic Concrete Blocks
Keywords:waste plastic, PET aggregate
The amount of Plastics consumed annually has been growing progressively in utilization. Consequently, waste plastic usage has become one among the main challenges in recent times. The management and usage of plastic waste is speedily growing because it may be a valuable resource of industries and it's terribly unsafe substances and with low usage rate. The employment of plastic waste materials may be a partial answer to environmental and ecological issues, because the use of plastic waste can reduces the mixture value and provides a good strength for the structures. It'll reduces the lowland value and it is energy saving. This study has chosen waste PET, a chemical compound of synthetic resin Terephthalate, to analyze its potential use as plastic mixture in concrete application. The waste plastic was utilized in concrete with partial replacement of 5%, 10% and 20% by volume of standard coarse aggregate. The tests were conducted on block prepared with course aggregate, fine aggregate, waste plastic, M-sand, and cement to their property i.e. compressive strength. 3 varieties of concrete specimens each type 3 blocks, for comparison purpose, were ready. All the concrete specimens were tested for its completely different mechanical properties after a curing period of 7 days. Moreover, it's complete that the utilization of waste PET in concrete provides some benefits like reduction within the use of standard mixture, disposal of wastes, prevention of environmental pollution, and energy saving.
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Copyright (c) 2021 Ajit M. Kadam, Priyanshu P. Porwal, Yash D. Gondil, Rutik R. Khot, Prajyot P. Chavan, Prathmesh T. Patil
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