Aida Atiqah Atil, Aida Atiqah Atil and Nik Normunira Mat Hassan, Nik Normunira Mat Hassan and Adyla Illyana Roseli, Adyla Illyana Roseli and Fatimah Mohamed Yusop, Fatimah Mohamed Yusop and Anika Zafiah Mohd Rus, Anika Zafiah Mohd Rus and Noraini Marsi, Noraini Marsi and Tuan Noor Hasanah Tuan Ismail, Tuan Noor Hasanah Tuan Ismail and Nur Faezah Yahya, Nur Faezah Yahya (2023) PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYURETHANECLAY COMPOSITE DOPED WITH TREATED AND UNTREATED PU WASTE AS FILLER FOR SUBGRADE LAYER APPLICATIONS. Malaysian Construction Research Journal, 39 (1). pp. 29-40.

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One of the most efficient ways to enhance the geotechnical characteristics of soils is to use polyurethane waste as a filler. In this study, the PU waste was soaked in a 0.05 M sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution as an alkaline cleaner before being sieved to a size of 300 m. Then, the PU waste as filler was dried in microwaves and a drying oven. The PU clay composite samples were prepared at 0%, 2.5%, and 5% of PU waste filler loading namely PU waste untreated (PU-CCUn), PU waste treated by microwave (PU-CCTW), and PU waste treated by the oven (PU-CCTO), respectively. Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and water absorption was used to examine the physical characteristics of PU clay composite with treated and untreated PU waste filler loading. According to the results, the functional group of PU clay composite samples shows no significant changes with the drying treatment. However, from SEM image exhibited the PU waste particle was mixed successfully in clay. The PU clay composite shows that 12% more water was absorbed by PU-CCUn than by PU-CCTO and PU-CCTM due to the bigger pore sizes. In summary, the risk of overheating and burning the PU waste as filler powder with the microwave processing method makes the prospective PU-CCTO the best potential in comparison to PU-CCUn and PU-CCTM. This demonstrated the effectiveness of the drying oven treatment method and its superior wettability to that of the microwave. In the future, it is recommended to utilize PU waste as filler that has been dried at a variable ratio of up to 10%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PU Filler; Polyurethane Waste; Drying; Subgrade Layer.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamad Zulkhibri Rahmad
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2023 07:21
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 07:21

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