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Advances in Concrete Construction
  Volume 11, Number 2, February 2021, pages 173-181
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Mechanical and durability properties of concrete incorporating glass and plastic waste
Houssam Eddine Abdelli, Larbi Mokrani, Salim Kennouche and J.L. Barroso de Aguiar

    The main objective of this work is to contribute to the valorization of plastic and glass waste in the improvement of concrete properties. Waste glass after grinding was used as a partial replacement of the cement with a percentage of 15%. The plastic waste was cut and introduced as fibers with 1% by the total volume of the mixture. Mechanical and durability tests were conducted for various mixtures of concrete as compressive and flexural strengths, water absorption, ultrasonic pulse velocity, and acid attack. Also, other in-depth analyses were performed on samples of each variant such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (DSC-TGA), and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results show that the addition of glass powder or plastic fibers or a combination of both in concrete improved in the compression and flexural strengths in the long term. The highest compressive strength was obtained in the mix which combines the two wastes about 26.72% of increase compared to the control concrete. The flexural strength increased in the mixture containing the glass powder. Therefore, the mixture with two wastes exhibits better resistance to aggressive sulfuric acid attack, and incorporating glass powder improves the ultrasonic pulse velocity.
Key Words
    mechanical; durability; concrete; waste glass; plastic waste
Houssam Eddine Abdelli: Research Unit of Emergent Materials, University Ferhat Abbas Setif 1, 19000 Algeria
Larbi Mokrani: Department of Civil Engineering, University Ferhat Abbas Setif 1, 19000 Algeria
Salim Kennouche: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bouira, 10001 Algeria
J.L. Barroso de Aguiar: University of Minho, C-TAC Research Centre, Guimaraes 4800-058, Portugal

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