Experimental characterisation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle Eco-bricks

Taaffe, Jonathan, O’Sullivan, Seán, Rahman, Muhammad and Pakrashi, Vikram (2014) Experimental characterisation of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle Eco-bricks. Materials and Design, 60. pp. 50-56. ISSN 0261-3069

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.03.045

Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of recycling waste plastic by considering the feasibility of use of Eco-bricks for constructional purposes. The Eco-bricks are formed by packing plastic within Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles. Guidelines were provided for the construction of Eco-bricks. Experiments were carried out to characterise some of the properties of these bricks. Compression test, sound insulation assessment and light transmission were considered in this regard and compared with traditional construction materials and conditions. Possible applications of Eco-bricks were discussed. The paper presents the first attempt to characterise these bricks and the results encourage future use of them to a significantly wider extent and for various purposes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 08:36
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46089

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