Evaluation of the suitability of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) waste as fine aggregate in concrete

Sojobi, A. O. and Owamah, H. I. (2014) Evaluation of the suitability of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) waste as fine aggregate in concrete. Nigerian Journal of Technology, 33 (4). pp. 409-425. ISSN 1115-8443

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Abstract

This study evaluates an alternative solid waste management option for Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) waste commonly called “pure water sachet” as partial replacement of sand in concrete. Three mix ratios of 1:1:2, 1:1.5:3, 1:2:4 were used while the LDPE waste materials were obtained from within University of Lagos campus, in Lagos State of Nigeria. The pulverized LDPE plastic waste, with compacted and uncompacted bulk densities of 362.9 kg/m 403.23 kg/m3 respectively, could be classified as an ultra-lightweight fine aggregate in terms of bulk density. The bulk density of the plastic concretes produced using 1:1:2, 1:1.5:3 and 1:2:4 range between 2417.78-2548 kg/m3, 2348.63-2589.63 kg/m3, 2429.63-2424.6 kg/m3, respectively with compressive strength range of 22.64-34.26, 20.47-27.32 and 20.21-27.47 N/mm2 and could be classified as normal-weight concrete which meets the minimum compressive strength for use as lightweight aggregate in plain concrete (7N/mm2). The optimum and preferable mix is 1:1:2.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative solid waste management; compacted bulk density; concrete; compressive strength; concrete mix ratios; fine aggregate; lightweight aggregate; low-density polyethylene (LDPE); minimum compressive strength; normal-weight concrete; partial replacement of sand; plain concrete; plastic wastes; pulverised LDPE plastic waste; pure water sachet; pure water sachet wastes; ultra-lighweight aggregate; uncompacted bulk density; University of Lagos
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Engr Adebayo O. Sojobi
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 10:18
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 10:18
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/515

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