Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 31, Pages: 1-5
Neeru Kaushal and Prachi Vasistha
Plastics are the awfully extensively used material, a standout amongst the most widely recognized plastic in urban waste is PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) which are used as a crude material for sodas, pop jugs, mineral water bottles and other customer materials. It becomes waste after use and cause pollution to environment so needs solution for this. Objective: The goal of this paper is to study the impact of pulverized PET in concrete and quality change by using this waste as a substitute. Method: In this investigation concrete with 0%,4%,8%,12% and 16% PET supplanting with fine aggregates was done with 2% expansion of marble dust as an added substance to expand the quality of PET concrete. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X ray Diffraction (XRD) tests were performed on the specimens prepared to know about the shape and nature of PET molecules so that future modifications could be done with the prevailing results. Findings: Increase in strength by the addition of PET particles, also marble dust addition enhances the properties of PET concrete. SEM test shows magnifying image of particles present in PET concrete and XRD test shows the d spacing of particles and type of components in it. Application: Improves the concrete quality and utilization of waste product as PET waste and marble dust waste, protecting the environment.
Keywords: Concrete, PET,SEM, XRD
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