Recycling of Plastic Waste Material: Mechanical Properties and Implications for Road Construction

CDR Coalition Jennipher Alista Panashe 57 PAGES (10163 WORDS) Project
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AbstractThe main purpose of the project is to convert polyethylenetetraphylate (PET), a known plastic waste material in Ghana, to wealth. Composite samples were produced by heating aggregates together with shredded PET plastic waste material, while bitumen was added to the plasticcoated aggregates. The composites produced were of 4.5 wt%, 9.0 wt%, 13.6 wt% and 18.0 wt% concentrations of PET. Mechanical and optical characterisation of the fabricated composite samples were studied for optimization. Moreover, corrosive studies via mass loss and thermal degradation studies were performed on the test samples. From the statistical analysis conducted, it was demonstrated that shredded PET plastic waste material acts as a strong binding agent for bitumen making the asphalt last longer. From the results, 13.6 wt% concentration of PET was shown to have the maximum compressive strength. In addition, water resistance was shown to increase with increasing PET concentration of 4.5 wt%, 9.0 wt%, 13.6 wt% and 18.0 wt. The optical characterisation results revealed that the samples with 13.6 wt% PET plastic concentration had lesser voids, lesser discontinuities and maximum bonding strength. From the data analysed, 13.6 wt% PET plastic gives the optimum plastic concentration that enhances the rheological properties of bitumen. The implications of the result are therefore discussed for the used of 13.6 wt% PET in road construction

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CDR, C (2021). Recycling of Plastic Waste Material: Mechanical Properties and Implications for Road Construction. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/recycling-of-plastic-waste-materials-mechanical-properties-and-implications-for-road-construction-1

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Coalition, CDR. "Recycling of Plastic Waste Material: Mechanical Properties and Implications for Road Construction" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/recycling-of-plastic-waste-materials-mechanical-properties-and-implications-for-road-construction-1 . Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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Coalition, CDR. "Recycling of Plastic Waste Material: Mechanical Properties and Implications for Road Construction". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 02 Apr. 2021. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/recycling-of-plastic-waste-materials-mechanical-properties-and-implications-for-road-construction-1 >.

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Coalition, CDR. "Recycling of Plastic Waste Material: Mechanical Properties and Implications for Road Construction" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 14, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/recycling-of-plastic-waste-materials-mechanical-properties-and-implications-for-road-construction-1