Materiales de Construcción, Vol 48, No 250 (1998)

Study of mortars with industrial residual plastic scales


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.1998.v48.i250.477

O. E. Magariños
Instituto de Tecnología Arquitectónica (ITA) Fac. de Arquitectura y Urbanismo -U. N. T., Argentina

C. E. Alderete
Instituto de Tecnología Arquitectónica (ITA) Fac. de Arquitectura y Urbanismo -U. N. T., Argentina

L. E. Arias
Instituto de Tecnología Arquitectónica (ITA) Fac. de Arquitectura y Urbanismo -U. N. T., Argentina

M. E. Lucca
Instituto de Microbiología, Fac. de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia - U. N. T., Argentina

Abstract


This work proposes the utilization of industrial residues of PET (Polyethylene Terephtalate) as a partial substitute of arids (sand) in mortar making for construction components. Therefore, the environmental impact of large volumes of plastic of urban residues could be decreased.
When PET scales were added to mortars in partial replacement of sand, lower unitary weight, acceptable absorption and resistances according to international specifications were achieved. Mortars with 66% of sand replacement by scales and without any additive, showed optimal characteristics to be used in concret block manufacturing.

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