Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-6
Department of Civil Engineering, Maharaja Agrasen University, Baddi – 174103, Himachal Pradesh, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence Himanshu Sharma Department of Civil Engineering, Maharaja Agrasen University, Baddi – 174103, Himachal Pradesh, India; [email protected]
Objectives: In this study an effort has been made to review the research works done on plastic pet bottles as a construction material replacing traditional bricks. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Construction activities impact a lot on the environment throughout the life cycle of the project. It is seen that a pet bottle fully filled and compacted with sand achieves a much higher compressive strength than that of a brick. On the other hand as the pet bottles can easily be collected from the waste, the cost of construction of this material is comparatively very less to that of the bricks. Findings: In this study several parameters like thermal study, sound insulation, light transmission, strength parameters, and structural stability have also been reviewed. Applications: The use of PET bottle is discussed and it can be used in constructing various structures which helps in sustainable development of the society.
Keywords: Brick, Compressive Strength, Eco-Brick, Green Construction, PET Bottle, Plastic, Waste
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