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The recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles waste as a fine aggregate replacement in concrete

Nadimalla, Altamashuddinkhan and Masjuki, Siti Aliyyah and Saad, Siti Asmahani and Othman, Nur Hawa and Ali, Maisarah (2020) The recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles waste as a fine aggregate replacement in concrete. TEST Engineering & Management magazine, 83 (May-June 2020). pp. 1093-1096. ISSN 0193-4120

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This research aims to study the potential of shredded PET bottles waste as a fine aggregate replacement in concrete. PET bottles waste was preferred because it is readily available, and it causes an environmental problem. The PET bottles waste was shredded into a fine particle. The size of fine particle is of similar size of the sand particle. It is partially replaced by sand with 0.5%, 1% and 1.5% in the concrete mix. This mix design method is referred from the Department of Environment (DOE), and the test is carried out for M30 grade concrete for 7-days,28-days, and 90-days. The performance of recycled PET bottles concrete was investigated based on experimental tests such as slump test, flexural strength test, and compressive strength test. The slump value of PET bottle concrete is similar to conventional concrete. Flexural strength and compressive strength increased for 90 days of curing for 0.5%,1%, and 1.5% substitution of shredded PET bottles aggregates by sand. For 7 days and 28 days strength is slightly more or less equal to conventional concrete. The application of this newly developed concrete material can be sustainable for the construction industries. It has the potential to improve the properties of concrete.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8309/81729
Uncontrolled Keywords: Recycled PET bottles waste, Slump, Flexural Strength, Compressive Strength.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Siti Aliyyah Masjuki
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 09:45
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 08:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81729

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