Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Terephthalate Particle-Based Concrete: A Review

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is among the most widely used plastic resins around the world with increased recycling rates every year. However, still most of the PET waste gets incinerated or buried in the land. If PET particles can be incorporated into concrete, a large proportion of PET could be reused and the resulting environmental pollution could be mitigated. Prior research results on mechanical properties of the PET concrete, demonstrate that the strength of concrete decreases with increasing the PET replacement ratio. However, the toughness of PET concrete is higher than the normal concrete which may extend its use in transportation and pavement engineering applications where impact and dynamic loads govern the design.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 57-68
  • Monograph Title: Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017: Pavement Innovation and Sustainability

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  • Accession Number: 01687702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480946
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:34PM