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Utilization of Waste Plastic in Manufacturing of Bricks

Author(s):

G. Ajaya Kumar , SAI GANAPATHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE; C. Anil Kumar, SAI GANAPATHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE; V. Sai Arun, SAI GANAPATHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE; K. Vani, SAI GANAPATHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE; D. Swathi, SAI GANAPATHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Keywords:

Waste Plastic, Bricks

Abstract

Plastic is a non-bio-degradable substance which takes thousands of years to decompose that creates land as well as water pollution to the environment. It is estimated that the rate of usage is double for every 10 years. The Plastic usage is large in consumption and one of the largest plastic wastes is polyethylene (PE). The utilization of earth based clay material resulted in resource depletion and environmental degradation. As amount of clay required for brick is huge, in this project these waste plastics are effectively utilized in order to reduce the land space required to dump these wastes. Polyethylene (PE) bags are cleaned and added with fine aggregate ,Fly ash, Bagasse, GGBS, Quarry Dust at various ratios to obtain high strength bricks that possess thermal and sound insulate ion properties. Presently waste plastics are effectively converted into useful building materials like bricks, using either single origin plastic waste material or a mixture of different plastic wastes. The plastic waste is naturally available in surplus quantity and hence the cost factor comes down. Also Coloring agents can be added to the mixture to attain desired shades. After conducting several trials with the variety of industrial wastes processed into composite brick.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I21475
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 3552-3557

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