A review on the application of the solid waste for building material

Mohd Fodzi, Muhammad Haikal and Marsi, Noraini and Muhd Rus, Anika Zafiah and Awang, Mariah and Huzaisham, Athirah and Thanasingam, Rupashinii (2020) A review on the application of the solid waste for building material. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 17 (1). pp. 613-619. ISSN 1546-1955

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


The present study is an attempt to take an overview on the application of the solid waste for building material such as concrete, cement, tiles, roof, brick and geopolymer. According to the Global Environment Centre (GEC), 23,000 tons of wastes were produce every day, expected rise to 30,000 tons by 2020 and only 5% have been recycled in Malaysia. Increasing of population, rapid urbanization and industrialization affected the increasing of the number of solid waste produced. Based on Department of Statistic Malaysia (DOSM), the population growth rate of 1.1% at 2018 with estimated 32.4 million populations compared to 2017 with 32.0 million populations and estimation of the waste increase by 2020 will occur. This review discusses the incorporation of the solid waste such as fly ash, polystyrene, plastic, sludge, glass and timber dust affect the physical and mechanical properties of the building materials. In addition, this paper reviews the recycling and reusing method of the different solid waste that can be applied to building materials. Most of the building materials such as concrete and bricks mix with the different solid waste show the positive effect by producing the lightweight materials, increased in water absorption, compressive strength, the plasticity of the materials and increasing of energy saving based on various research reviews. The findings and the potential application of the different solid waste in building material may help increasing the sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solid Waste; Building Material; Solid Waste Management; Recycling; Reuse.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD783-812.5 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechnical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2022 03:31
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5319

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item