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Experimental Study on the Use of Waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and River Sand in Roof Tile Production

Bamigboye, Gideon and Ngene, Ben U. and Ademola, D. and Jolayemi, Joshua (2019) Experimental Study on the Use of Waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and River Sand in Roof Tile Production. In: International Conference on Engineering for Sustainable World, 2019.

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This study deals with the effects of using Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and river sand in roof tile production. This work is based on experimental study of roof tiles produced with river sand and recycled PET in varying proportion of 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% and 100% of PET combined with the corresponding fine aggregate percentage. The PET plastics used were derived from waste plastic bottles for soft drinks. The shredded plastic was subjected to heat and ensured that it does not lose it’s plasticity. The tests which were performed to evaluate the physical and mechanical performance of this material were sieve analysis, specific gravity, water absorption, density and compressive strength. The results show that recycled PET replacement gives better results for 40 and 50% of plastic composite tile than Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) at 28 days. In conclusion, the plastic composite tiles have both good strength and absorptive property for roof tiling.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyethylene Terephthalate, river sand, Ordinary Portland Cement, compressive strength, roof tiles
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 15:36
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 15:36

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