Use of Plastic Aggregates in Concrete
Azad Khajuria1, Puneet Sharma2
1Azad Khajuria*, Civil Engineering Dept., Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
2Er. Puneet Sharma, Lecture, Civil Engineering Dept., Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
Manuscript received on October 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 4406-4412 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A5088119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A5088.119119
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Abstract: There is no doubt concrete is most useful thing in construction industry but it has a negative impact also, just like a coin has two faces. Raw materials used in manufacturing of concrete affects the environment in one or the another negative way. Like manufacturing of cement produce carbon dioxide whereas the production of aggregates adds dust to the environment. Production of coarse aggregates also impact the geology of the area from they were extracted. A step taken in this direction is the use of waste products along with or in replacement of cement. Many of these materials are already in use, like silica fume, fly ash etc. In this study, plastic coarse aggregates were used in place of natural coarse aggregates. Plastic aggregates were produced by little processing of waste plastic. Plastic is the biggest threat to the environment, and it is affecting the environment rapidly. Some recent studies show that it can be used construction industry due to some of its properties like inert behavior, resistance to degradation etc. Also use of waste plastic can help in reducing plastic waste Various experiments were performed to test the mechanical properties of the concrete with plastic coarse aggregates. Concrete was prepared using plastic coarse aggregates in varying proportions of 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10%.
Keywords: Various experiments were performed to test the mechanical properties of the concrete with plastic coarse aggregates.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering