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Title: Use of plastic waste and excavated soil for making bricks
Authors: Jayaram, Sailaja
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Environmental engineering::Waste management
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The amount of plastic waste generated every year in Singapore has been increasing. The lack of natural resources in Singapore has also driven the need to recycle materials for alternative uses. This project focuses on one such way of recycling waste materials; that is to use sand and plastic to make bricks for construction. Bricks samples were produced with varying amounts of polypropylene content and laboratory testing was done on these samples to determine its mechanical and engineering properties. Some of the testing include compression test, density test and moisture content test. The results obtained were compared against the properties of other block specimens that were formed with cement and soil using a different method. Comparisons were also made in terms of cost-effectiveness of forming bricks using the geo-plastic method against the conventional method.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:CEE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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