Experimental characterisation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle Eco-bricks

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Title: Experimental characterisation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle Eco-bricks
Authors: Taaffe, Jonathan
O'Sullivan, Seán
Rahman, Muhammad Ekhlasur
Pakrashi, Vikram
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10416
Date: Aug-2014
Online since: 2019-05-13T11:16:51Z
Abstract: This paper addresses the issue of recycling waste plastic by considering the feasibility of use of Eco-bricks for constructional purposes. The Eco-bricks are formed by packing plastic within Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles. Guidelines were provided for the construction of Eco-bricks. Experiments were carried out to characterise some of the properties of these bricks. Compression test, sound insulation assessment and light transmission were considered in this regard and compared with traditional construction materials and conditions. Possible applications of Eco-bricks were discussed. The paper presents the first attempt to characterise these bricks and the results encourage future use of them to a significantly wider extent and for various purposes.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Materials & Design
Volume: 60
Start page: 50
End page: 56
Copyright (published version): 2014 Elsevier
Keywords: Recycling waste plasticEco-bricksPolyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles
DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2014.03.045
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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