Analysis Of The Effect Of Polypropylene Polymer (Crushed Plastic Waste) On Oven Dried Laterite Bricks

Saliu Opeyemi 61 PAGES (9481 WORDS) Project
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ABSTRACT

The sandcrete blocks have been a major material for the construction of structures in Nigeria. This material have provided a means of constructing walls and partition. However, the sandcrete blocks also have the disadvantage of cost and unavailability of materials such as granite, cement and other combining aggregates.

Laterite, a readily available material can be efficiently used to produce Laterite bricks which can be fired to improve it's mechanical and physical property. The incorporation of wastes such as polymer into the production of bricks can contribute to a more stable constructional material. The main advantage which is the reduction of non-biodegradable materials dominating dumpsites and landfills.

The main idea of this research is to focus on the possibility of creating laterite bricks with properties improved through the addition of waste plastic. Study was carried out on the effect of the plastic wastes on the compressive strength, flexural strength, loss of weight and shrinkage due to heating.

The results showed that properties such as compressive and flexural strength decreased upon increasing the polymer content but remained within the acceptable limits. Based on the results of this study, the use of waste plastic in bricks is recommended but to a limit of 5%.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE

 

 

TITLE PAGE

 

 

I

DECLARATION

II

CERTIFICATION

III

DEDICATION

IV

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

V

ABSTRACT

VII

CHAPTER 1

1

1.0 Introduction

1

1.1 Justification

3

1.2 Objectives

3

1.3 Specific Objectives

4

CHAPTER 2

5

2.0 Brief History

5

2.1 Types of Brickwork Defects

5

2.2 Defects in Brickwork Construction

5

2.3 Polypropylene

9

CHAPTER 3

22

3.1 Materials

22

3.2 Tests Performed on Laterite Bricks

34

CHAPTER 4

38

4.1 Introduction

38

4.2 Compressive Strength

38

4.3 Shrinkage

40

4.4 Weight loss

42

4.5 Flexural Strength

44

4.6 Water Absorption

47

CHAPTER 5

48

5.0 Conclusions

48

5.1 Recommendation

51

References

52

Appendices

58

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APA

Saliu, O (2020). Analysis Of The Effect Of Polypropylene Polymer (Crushed Plastic Waste) On Oven Dried Laterite Bricks. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 03, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-effect-of-polypropylene-granules-on-oven-dried-clay-bricks

MLA 8th

Opeyemi, Saliu. "Analysis Of The Effect Of Polypropylene Polymer (Crushed Plastic Waste) On Oven Dried Laterite Bricks" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 11 Jul. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-effect-of-polypropylene-granules-on-oven-dried-clay-bricks . Accessed 03 Dec. 2020.

MLA7

Opeyemi, Saliu. "Analysis Of The Effect Of Polypropylene Polymer (Crushed Plastic Waste) On Oven Dried Laterite Bricks". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 11 Jul. 2020. Web. 03 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-effect-of-polypropylene-granules-on-oven-dried-clay-bricks >.

Chicago

Opeyemi, Saliu. "Analysis Of The Effect Of Polypropylene Polymer (Crushed Plastic Waste) On Oven Dried Laterite Bricks" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 03, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-the-effect-of-polypropylene-granules-on-oven-dried-clay-bricks