Recycling Of Pet Bottles As Fine Aggregate In Concrete

Recycling Journey of a Plastic Bottle

Mar 02, 2017 · Whether it’s water, milk, juice, or a sports drink, chances are the bottle is made with polyethylene (PE #2) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET #1) plastic. Fortunately, nearly all Americans have ready access to plastic bottle recycling. And remember! Put the caps back on the bottles before recycling.

Effect of Plastic Waste as Partial Replacement of Fine

The scope of this project is to ascertain ability of using the waste PET bottles as a partial replacement agent for fine aggregate in concrete with 1%, 2% and 3% replacement of PET bottle fibers for fine aggregate are produced and compared against control mix with no replacement [2].

A model for compressive strength of PET fiber reinforced

concrete. Sung Bae Kim et. al. [9] presented a method to form short fibers from waste PET bottles. The recycled PET fiber reinforced concrete was compared with polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete for fiber volume fractions of 0.5%, 0.75%, and 1.0%. The results show that compressive strength and elastic modulus decreased as

The use of granulated plastic waste in structural concrete

Jan 23, 2018 · This work looked at the ways in which waste plastic can be effectively recycled as an alternative material in concrete production. The granulated plastic waste was used to partially replace fine aggregate (quarry dust) at 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20% and the concrete formed from the replacement was termed P0, P5, P10, P15 and P20, respectively.


used un-washed PET bottles (WPET) and was found to have similar workability characteristics, compressive strength, a moderately higher ductility and only a slightly lower tensile strength . Characteristics of mortar and concrete containing fine aggregate manufactured from recycled waste polyethylene terephthalate bottles Concrete composite

Casting Concrete With Recycled Plastic Aggregate : 5 Steps

Casting Concrete With Recycled Plastic Aggregate: One of the biggest challenges with recycling is plastic. There's not much of a market for scrap plastic, so the profit margins on processing and reselling it are slim. When oil prices dip, it becomes cheaper to make new plastic than to recycle exi...


CONCRETE FINE AGGREGATE ... to rapidly consider recycling of these materials. There is growing awareness in the recycling and ... PET bottle waste granules. Fine ...

Manufacturing Light Concrete with PET Aggregate

The manufacture of concrete using a polymer instead of a stony coarse aggregate known as gravel is presented. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the polymer used, recycling soft drink containers with sufficient tenacity. PET is a material commonly used by engineers as a structural element, not as an aggregate.

Modulus of Elasticity of Lightweight Concrete Containing

In this paper, the modulus of elasticity of lightweight concrete contains polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as fine, coarse aggregate and fiber was estimated by using experimental data from different literatures.

Super-Clean PET flake process for high quality recycling of

In a three year time frame, the technology shall be demonstrated as a safe and reliable way to reduce the energy consumption during the recycling process and the ecological footprint of PET bottles. The project aims at establishing the flake technology as a stand-alone facility and as an integrated solution in the beverage industry.

Waste polyethylene terephthalate as an aggregate in concrete

This behaviour is dependent on PET-aggregate's shape and is maximised for concrete containing coarse, flaky PET-aggregate. The splitting tensile and flexural strength characteristics are proportional to the loss in compressive strength of concrete containing plastic aggregates. Keywords: waste PET bottle, aggregate, concrete

Experimental Investigation on the Properties of Concrete with

IJTSRD, Experimental Investigation on the Properties of Concrete with Plastic Pet Bottle Fibers as Partial Replacement of Fine Aggregates, by Abid Hussain Malik



Potential use of Plastic Waste as Construction Materials

Recycling of plastic waste as valued added product such as concrete appears as one of promising solution for alternative use of plastic waste. This paper summarized recent progress on the development of concrete mixture which incorporates plastic wastes as partial aggregate replacement during concrete manufacturing.

Use of Recycled Glass Bottles as Fine Aggregates in Concrete

difference between the common concrete cement and concrete recycled glass bottles in terms of its properties as a fine aggregate. The specimens are tested for compressive strength using Universal Testing Machine (UTM) on its 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th day of curing. This will be the basis for the data.

Replacement of fine aggregate with plastic in concrete

Concrete and accordingly, anything that is formed in a soft state and industry is considered as the most feasible application. Recycled plastic can be used as coarse aggregate in concrete. Choi et al. studied the use of plastic waste PET bottles as aggregates on some properties of concrete. Their

MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

Oct 25, 2017 · MIT students have developed a form of concrete using recycled plastic water bottles. The new material is 20 percent stronger than traditional concrete and could help cut the cement industry’s carbon emissions.

Strengths and Failure Characteristics of Self-Compacting

Advances in Materials Science and Engineering / 2017 ... “Recycled glass as a partial replacement for fine aggregate in structural concrete -Effects on compressive strength ... M. Hernández, A. Matheus, and A. Gutiérrez, “Influence of content and particle size of waste pet bottles on concrete …


Dec 14, 2015 · study of behavior of concrete by partial replacement of coarse aggregates plastics ... geopolymer concrete made from waste is ... using waste plastic as super lightweight aggregate in concrete ...



PAPER OPEN ACCESS Investigating the Utilisation of Plastic

various type of products mainly packaging. PET recycling consists in the transformation of bottles through two different kinds of processes which firstly is mechanical process which the most employed physical process to recycle PET. It consist three stages that include separation, washing, and grinding of containers.

Literature Review on Different Plastic Waste Materials Use in

They have worked on the use of pulverized plastic in concrete as partial replacement of fine aggregate and use of waste plastic in concrete as partial replacement of coarse aggregate. Testing was conducted on the samples casted by using plastic waste in the laboratory to study the variation of concrete properties from normal concrete.

PAPER OPEN ACCESS Processing of recycled waste PET

PET particles reduce the requirement of fine aggregate, increase resistance to corrosion, and make the concrete lighter [9-14]. This provides evidence that the addition of PET plastic into construction materials in the form of plastic flakes can produce fine aggregate [15].

(PDF) N.Rishinath Experimental investigation on properties of

Waste plastic bottles are major cause of solid waste disposal. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE or polyester) is commonly used for carbonated beverage and water bottles. This is an environmental issue as waste plastic bottles are difficult to


plastic bottle is made from polyethylene terephathalate (PET), a clear tough plastic (Siddique et al, 2008). Unlikely to PET, the polypropylene cap is excluded in the process of recycling bottle due to its high melting point. The difference of polypropylene cap versus

The Effect of Recycled Coarse Aggregate and Industrial Wastes

Recycled Aggregate Concrete (RAC) with MNS =19 mm was used as partial replacement of Natural Coarse Aggregate (NCA). The recycled aggregate concrete grading curve was prepared to be compatible with the ACI specification as shown in Fig. 1.The fineness modulus of fine aggregate obtained from the sieve analysis is 2.86.

The Environmental Impact of Recycled Concrete

tons of coarse and fine aggregates per year. It has started to study the applications of recycled aggregates in concrete in the way to diminishing the environmental impact caused by natural aggregate extraction, due to the enormous quantity of natural aggregate used in buildings construction.

Influence of Reduced Water Cement Ratio on Behaviour of

In this research, the concrete made from plastic waste as coarse aggregates were investigated for compressive strength and Stress-strain relationship. Plastic coarse aggregate have been replaced in place of natural coarse aggregate by different percentages with w/c 0.5, 0.4 and 0.3.

Re-Use of Hospital Plastic Waste in Asphalt Mixes as

Re-Use of Hospital Plastic Waste in Asphalt Mixes as Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregate () ... Nevertheless, sensitivity analyses revealed less deterioration of plastic aggregate concrete, when subjected to progressively drier curing regimes. ... (2010) Recycling of PET Bottles as Fine Aggregate in Concrete. Waste Management, 30, 1101-1106.

An Investigation on Fresh and Hardened Properties of Concrete

The plastic coarse aggregate (PCA) and plastic fine aggregate (PFA) were produced from melted polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Tests were conducted using three different water–cement (w/c) ratios, such as 0.42, 0.48, and 0.57, where PCA and PFA were used as 50% replacement of coarse and fine aggregate respectively.

Utilization of shredded waste plastic bags to improve

6/23/2018 · The usage of waste plastic bags (WPB) in concrete not only solve dumping crisis of WPB but also yields cost-effective concrete, which is worthy to both plastic recycling and construction industry. In this study, the influence of shredded WPB as fine aggregate on the properties of concrete was evaluated.

Replacement of coarse aggregate by Polyethylene

Keywords: Light concrete, PET plastic waste, coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, compressive strength. I.INTRODUCTION The use of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for food or beverage packing is already familiar in public. After the contents are consumed, the PET …

Effects of Waste PET Bottles Aggregate on the Properties of

Effects of Waste PET Bottles Aggregate on the Properties of Concrete. In this study, lightweight aggregates were made from waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) was used to examine whether it is possible to improve the quality of lightweight aggregate.

Construction materials - PET project

Construction materials PET project. Old plastic bottles can be used to improve paving and prevent flooding. ... When it is mixed with aggregate (crushed rock that is used in the foundations of ...

Concrete recycling

When structures made of concrete are demolished or renovated, concrete recycling is an increasingly common method of utilizing the rubble. Concrete was once routinely trucked to landfills for disposal, but recycling has a number of benefits that have made it a more attractive option in this age of greater environmental awareness, more environmental laws, and the desire to keep construction ...


In studies performed by [6], it was used PET bottles to obtain fibers for reinforcement, aiming to improve concrete ductility. Results showed an improvement of PET fiber reinforced concrete tenacity. The fibers were obtained using simple cuts in PET bottles, with no processing, in a simple way, reducing production costs.

Hybrid brick containing fine recycled concrete aggregate and

Therefore, recycling of the waste and using as a construction material replacement becomes a common feature in the industry. The aim of this research to study the possible use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles as fine aggregate replacement in composite brick.

Recycling Waste Thermoplastic for Making Lightweight Bricks

For example, PET particles in concrete reduce requirement of fine aggregate, increase resistance to corrosion—particularly against sulfuric acid—and make the concrete lighter (Araghi et al. 2015). As such, scholars have explored consequences of adding various forms of plastic wastes in concrete.

Study of Waste Plastic Mix Concrete with Plasticizer

The fresh and hardened properties of waste virgin plastic mix concrete have been studied (CUR Report 1991). A number of concrete mixes were prepared in which sand was partially replaced by waste plastic flakes in varying percentages by volume. Waste plastic mix concrete with and without superplasticizer was tested at room temperature. Forty-eight cube samples were moulded for compressive ...

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