Article Number: DRJEIT318459202
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJEIT318459202
ISSN: 2354-4155

Vol. 9 (4), Pp. 101-106, May 2022

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Original Research Article

Evaluation of Brick Tile Production from Plastic Waste

Oyathelemi, E. O.*

Arohunmalase, A. J

Ibrahim, R.


Abstract

Plastic garbage is non-biodegradable, and incorrect disposal of spent plastic causes pollution and damage of the surrounding environment. This research involves the utilization of plastic waste in the construction of brick tiles in order to reduce the threat of environmental pollution caused by the continual disposal of plastic trash in developing countries. The brick tiles were made by combining sharp sand with molten plastics in various ratios of 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, and 1:4, with a sand-cement mixture serving as the control. The study’s findings revealed that the optimum value was obtained at the plastic sand mixing ratio of (1:3), with compressive strength, weight, density, and load failure of 8.46KN/mm2, 3.02kg, 1799.23kg/m3, and 84.6KN, respectively, which is greater than the value of the conventional type (control), with compressive strength, weight, density, and load failure of 6.29KN/mm2, 2.74kg, 1543.68kg/m3, and 62.93KN, respectively. When compared to the traditional type (control) with a water absorption ratio of 3.61 percent, the plastic sand combination was found to have the least and best water absorption ratio at a mixing ratio of 1:3 (2.97%). When compared to the control, the optimal compressive strength, weight, density, and load failure of the manufactured plastic sand brick tiles are within the specified standard.


Keywords: Pollution, quartz, compressive strength, thermal conductivity, thermoplastic, thermoset


 Received: May 17, 2022  Accepted: May 5, 2022  Published: May 9, 2022


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