publication . Article . 2016

UTILIZING WASTE PLASTIC POLYPROPYLENE AND POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE AS ALTERNATIVE AGGREGATES TO PRODUCE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE: A REVIEW

Alfahdawi, I. H.; Osman, S. A.; Hamid, R.; Abdulkader Al-Hadithi;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (issn: 1823-4690, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Taylor's University
Abstract
In recent times, there is an increasing need for the fabrication of mortar and concrete that can be characterised as sustainable and environmentally friendly. Ideally, this concrete should be inexpensive, lightweight, and outstanding in terms of its physical and mechanical specifications. Plastic materials have increasingly been used in the fabrication of different types of concrete admixtures and mortar constituents. These plastic materials take the form of fillers or shredded fibres derived from polypropylene and polyethylene terephthalate. The use of plastic materials presents the following benefits: (i) enhanced mixture quality and (ii) a reduction in the am...
Subjects
free text keywords: Concrete, Fresh concrete, Flexure strength, Compressive strength, Insulation, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Technology (General), T1-995
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publication . Article . 2016

UTILIZING WASTE PLASTIC POLYPROPYLENE AND POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE AS ALTERNATIVE AGGREGATES TO PRODUCE LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE: A REVIEW

Alfahdawi, I. H.; Osman, S. A.; Hamid, R.; Abdulkader Al-Hadithi;