Feasibility of Waste Metallised Polythene Used as Concrete Constituent
A. Bhogayata1, K. D. Shah2, B. A. Vyas3, N. K. Arora4
1A. Bhogayata: Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Marwadi Engineering College, Rajkot.
2K. D. Shah: Post graduate student, Applied Mechanics department, L.D. College of engineering, Ahmedabad.
3B. A. vyas: Assistant Professor, Applied Mechanics department, L.D. College of engineering, Ahmedabad.
4Dr. N. K. Arora: Associate Professor, Applied Mechanics department, L.D. College of engineering, Ahmedabad.
Manuscript received on May 27, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on June 14, 2012. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2012. | PP: 204-207 | Volume-1 Issue-5, June 2012. | Retrieval Number: E0472061512/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Utilising fibres in concrete was introduced in early 1900s. Since then large variety of fibres are experimented and being practiced effectively around the world. The prime concern was the improvisation of concrete properties. With time, the scenario gets diverted towards utilisation of wastes and by products from industry and municipal wastes especially the plastic wastes were in concern. The most stable form of plastic wastes made them non biodegradable and somewhat difficult to recycle. In last ten years, large range of various wastes are added to concrete as dual solution towards mitigation of waste management problems and reducing natural material use as concrete constituent. This paper presents the experimental investigation of feasibility of polyethylene post consumer waste used for food packaging along with fly ash as another by product of thermal power stations. The ample numbers of samples were prepared in M10 concrete mix with two different water/ cement ratio. Plastic waste was converted in fibre form and added from 0% to 1.5% of volume along with variation of fly ash from 0% to 30% of volume. Different curing conditions were used to note the effect of chemical attack and corresponding change in the compressive strength of the concrete mix.  
Keywords: Metallised polyethylene, land filling, compressive strength, acid curing, sulphate curing, water/cement ratio.