International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Utilization Of Waste Plastic In Manufacturing Of Plastic-Soil Bricks

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Puttaraj Mallikarjun Hiremath, Shanmukha shetty, Navaneeth Rai.P.G, Prathima.T.B



Keywords: Poly ethylene terephthalate (PET), Laterite quarry waste, Bitumen, plastic-soil bricks.



ABSTRACT: There has been a considerable imbalance between the availability of conventional building materials and their demand in the recent past. On the other hand the laterite quarry waste is abundantly available and the disposal of waste plastics (PET, PP,etc.) is a biggest challenge, as repeated recycling of PET bottles pose a potential danger of being transformed to a carcinogenic material and only a small proportion of PET bottles are being recycled. In this work an attempt has been made to manufacture the bricks by using waste plastics in range of 60 to 80% by weight of laterite quarry waste and 60/70 grade bitumen was added in range of 2 to 5% by weight of soil in molten form and this bitumen- plastic resin was mixed with laterite quarry waste to manufacture the bricks. The bricks manufactured possess the properties such as neat and even finishing, with negligible water absorption and satisfactory compressive strength in comparison with laterite stone to satisfy the increasing demand of conventional building materials.



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