Author(s): Ankur Bhogayata, K. D. Shah, Dr. N. K. Arora
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
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Volume/Issue: Vol.2 - Issue 3 (March - 2013)
Abstract ? Eating habits in modern life has increased the demand of packaged food. Metalized polythene plastic is used in most of the food packaging industries. Such plastic becomes the waste and shares almost 15% of the total municipal wastes. The plastic waste has become a hazardous material for environment and ecology due to its disposal management issues. Concrete is the first choice of construction material in most of the countries. Many research works are done on addition of plastic wastes generally PET type in concrete towards the waste utilization and mitigation of the plastic disposal issues. In this study plastic waste known as metalized polythene in macro pellet form added to the conventional concrete to study the changes in the basic strength properties. A conventional concrete with 0.45 water/cement ratio was prepared and plastic pellets were added by 0.5%, 1% and 1.5% by concrete volume. Compressive strength, split tensile strength and surface tensile test were performed on the samples. The test results reviled the reduction of strength properties up to 60%. It could be observed that the plastic beyond 1.5% proportion could make the concrete not suitable for construction work except where the lean concrete could be used.
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