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Study on the Partial Replacement of Pulverised Plastic as Fine Aggregate in Rigid Pavements


Er. Neeraj Kumar , SRMIET khora bhura ambala; Vakkar, SRMIET khora bhura ambala; Dr. R. K. Gupta, SRMIET khora bhura ambala


Rigid Pavements, Fine Aggregate, Partial Replacement


The Indian concrete industry is today consuming millions of tonnes of concrete every year and it is expected to increase further in upcoming years. All the materials required to produce such huge quantities of concrete come from the earth’s crust, thus depleting its resources every year creating ecological strains. On the other hand, human activities on earth produce solid wastes in considerable quantities including industrial wastes, agricultural wastes and other wastes from rural and urban societies. Disposal of such solid wastes involves economic issues as well as ecological and environmental considerations. The plastic is one of the recent engineering materials which have appeared in the market all over the world. Some varieties of naturally occurring thermoplastics were known to Egyptians and Romans who extracted and used these plastics for various purposes. Plastics were used in bath and sink units, corrugated and plain sheets, floor tiles, joint less flooring, paints and varnishes and wall tiles. There has been a steep rise in the production of plastics in last 30 to 40 years. Major part of total waste is plastic products, which deserves special attention on account of non- biodegradable property which is creating a lot of problems in the environment. There is however now increase in awareness regarding the utilization of plastic as a useful building material in our country.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I31245
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2019
Page(s): 1755-1756

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