Evaluation of Stabilized Soil Blocks with the inclusion of ‘Plastic Fibre’ as Sustainable Building Material: A Complete Review

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Now-a-days, huge amount of waste plastics is one of the major and important environmental hazards in Solid Waste Management (SWM) sector. So an efficient and effluent use or management is necessary to recycle thesejungles of waste plastics. Through a fundamental research, use of these waste plastics in the specific form offibres in making block may prove more efficient and undoubtedly a great feedback to Solid Waste Management.The significant effects of Plastic Fibre (which is embedded from waste plastic) on stabilized mud blocks as wellas performance effect as a sustainable building material is highlighted and reviewed in this research paperthrough a systematic investigation process. By adding Portland cement, Lime and their combination was usedfor preparing stabilized soil. Plastic carry bags (locally known as plastic bazar bags), plastic juice bottles andmineral water bottles in chopped form were the major source of Plastic Fibre. These fibres were added 0.1% &0.2% by weight of soil as reinforcement. The blocks mix compositions are different in percentage of cement andpercentage of lime with different percentage (0.1% by weight of soil & 0.2% by weight of soil) of plastic fibres.The failure patterns of the blocks were analyzed along with tested for density as well as compressive strength inMPa. From investigation it was found that, strength increases about 3% to 10% for different cement and limepercentage for blocks prepared with 0.1% of plastic fibres. From failure pattern observation it was also visiblethat, uses of fibres reinforcement improve ductility which was compared with raw blocks
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering 2013
Place of PublicationRajshahi, Bangladesh
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


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