Experimental Investigation on Characteristics of Polythene Waste Incorporated Concrete

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Volume-10 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : J. Simson Jose , Mr. M. Balasubramanian


J. Simson Jose , Mr. M. Balasubramanian. "Experimental Investigation on Characteristics of Polythene Waste Incorporated Concrete", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V10(7),346-351 April 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


The Disposal of large quantity of plastic cover may cause pollution of land, water bodies and air. The proposed concrete which is made up by adding plastic in concrete may help to reuse the plastic cover as one of the constituent’s material of concrete, to improve the certain properties of concrete. The properties of concrete as varying percentages of plastic will test for compressive strength and Split tensile strength and flexural strength shows that an appreciable improvement in tensile strength of concrete can be achieved by introducing cut pieces of plastic cover. This paper presents the experimental investigation of feasibility of polythene cover post consumer waste used for food packaging. The numbers of samples is prepared in M25 concrete mix with required water/ cement ratio. Plastic waste was converted in to fiber size form and added waste for three aspect ratios, is casted into desire shape and size as per requirement of the tests. Each specimen was cured for 7 days, 14 days, and 28 days. The workability of compression, tension and flexural tests were carried out. The results are compared with normal concrete was observed.


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Compressive strength split tensile strength, plastic cover, and environmental problems.