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Analysis of Plastic Bottles Filled with Waste Mortar as an Alternative Material for Brick Work


Pooja Bajirao Dhamdhere , RMD Sinhgad School of Engineering, Warje,Pune; Sameer Ahmad check, RMD Sinhgad School of Engineering, Warje,Pune; Pooja Rama Ganje, RMD Sinhgad School of Engineering, Warje,Pune; Pratiksha Rajendra Jadhav, RMD Sinhgad School of Engineering, Warje,Pune; Prof. Kamlesh Nanaji, RMD Sinhgad School of Engineering, Warje,Pune


Brick bottle, polyethylene terephthalate, Eco-friendly, strength, sustainable


This paper deals with “An experimental investigation on wall made with plastic bottles bricks”. One of the main problems faced by the construction industry is the high cost of the building materials. Materials are primary requirement for construction. In places where people are below poverty line, the high cost of building materials is becoming the most significant problem. Clay bricks are commonly used for the construction of small houses. Production of clay bricks results in liberation of Oxides of Sulphur and Carbon. Even though fly ash bricks avoid the liberation of the greenhouse gases, But it is beyond the reach of poor peoples. At the same time, urbanization generates waste materials, especially the non-degradable. An attempt has been made to build low cost houses using waste plastic bottles along with providing adequate thermal comfort while being sustainable. The innovative idea reduces the requirement of clay and fly ash bricks and at the same time protects the environmental pollution. Strength of bottle blocks were determined and strengths were compared with that of clay brick masonry. It was found that the strength of bottle masonry was more than that of the conventional second class brick .The cost of bottle masonry is also comparable with that of brick masonry.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I30703
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2020
Page(s): 965-966

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