PARAMETRIC STUDY ON FIBROUS CONCRETE MIXTURE MADE FROM E-WASTE PVC FIBRES

Authors

  • Nidhish PG Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engineering, SVNCE
  • Arunima S Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering,SVNCE

Keywords:

E-waste plastic, PVC fibres, aspect ratio, concrete, tensile strength, ductility

Abstract

Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most important and extensively used plastics in the world, especially in
electrical and electronic devices. Since it is extensively used, so are the waste produced, hazardous and tremendous in
rate. Recycling of e-waste plastic has become a global concern. Recent researches show that concrete reinforced with
short plastic fibreslike polypropylene, PET, etc. improves performance of concrete and negates its disadvantages such as
low tensile strength and low ductility. In this paper, the outer insulation (PVC) from waste electrical cables are extracted
and shredded into fibres keeping an aspect ratio of 30. The fibres were added to the concrete at 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20
and 0.25% volume fraction. Appropriate tests were performed to amountworkability and mechanical properties of the
fibre reinforced concrete mixture. Results reveal volume fraction of 0.2% PVC fibres as the optimal dosage. The
increased trend in fresh concrete properties and strength make PVC fibre reinforced concrete a new alternative high
strength concrete and also reduces the amount of dumping e-wastes into the nature.

Published

2017-04-25

How to Cite

Nidhish, & Arunima S. (2017). PARAMETRIC STUDY ON FIBROUS CONCRETE MIXTURE MADE FROM E-WASTE PVC FIBRES. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development (IJAERD), 4(4), 149–159. Retrieved from https://ijaerd.com/index.php/IJAERD/article/view/2479