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Overview of an environmental, friendly technique of using fine aggregate in concrete from polyethyleneterephthalate bottles

Juki, Mohd Irwan and Othman, Norzila and Koh , Heng Boon and Abdul Kadir, Aeslina and M. M. K., Annas and R. M., Asyraf Overview of an environmental, friendly technique of using fine aggregate in concrete from polyethyleneterephthalate bottles. In: Regional Symposium on Engineering and Technology 2011, 21-23 November 2011, Kuching, Sarawak.

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Abstract

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most common consumer plastic used and is widely employed as raw material to products such as mineral water bottles, soft drink bottles, container for packaging of food and other consumer goods: Generally the empty PETpackaging is discarded by the consumer @er use and become the most common post-consumer waste. The non-biodegradable behaviour of waste PET bottles will remain in the environment and diminished the useful life of the landfill. PET can also be incinerated with energy recovery. However, waste incineration generally causing air pollution and contribute to acid rain. The increasing awareness about the environment has tremendously contributed to the concerns related with disposal of waste PET bottles. Research is being carried out on the utilization of waste products in other industries. One of the areas where PET bottles can be widely used is in construction industiy. PET can be applied as fibre; to form fibre concrete or as& aggregate replacement in the concrete to form a lightweight concrete. The use of waste products in concrete not only makes it economical, but also helps to reduce the use of natural sources for concrete production. Various researcher have study the effect of waste PET bottles on concrete physical and mechanical properties in order to find a development of new construction materials using recycled PET bottles. Most of the advantageous go to both construction industry and the environment. This paper presents a detailed review about research published on the effect of recycled PET bottle on the fiesh and hardened properties of concrete. The effect of recycled and waste PET bottles on compressive strength, split tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, workability, shrinkage and structural efficiency is discussed in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: polyethylene terephthalate (PET); fibre concrete; lightweight concrete
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7957
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