Polypropylene Fiber (Disposable Plastic Cups) Reinforced Autoclaved Concrete

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Mirzi Betasolo

Papua New Guinea university of Technology

Anna Lageo

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students

William Kasai

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students

Relvie Kathoa

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students

William Kipit

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students

Samson Kueyak

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students

Date Written: December 10, 2017

Abstract

The fast-food chain had brought several innovations in food holders to include plastic cups, and other food packaging made from polypropylene. It is extruded into many plastic products because of its toughness, flexibility, lightweight and heat resistance built up by polymerization of propylene. Due to its convenience and lightweight, it adds to the vast accumulation of wastes thrown into a temporary dumpsite of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNGUOT) located adjacent to the PNGUOT Forest Habitat. It also adds to the many numbers of wastes burned in the University premises. The method of utilization of this essential and most common type of product in many households, office and including mess halls, is to recycle it by making it as a fiber reinforcement to concrete. Polypropylene can withstand heat up to 160oC and the curing used for the polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete is by autoclave, a high steam electric machine at 121oC at a constant pressure of 220 KPa. The result shows that the polypropylene fiber has a sound reinforcement effect to concrete and has a compressive strength that of lightweight concrete.

Keywords: Polypropylene, Autoclaved Concrete, Lightweight Concrete, Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Suggested Citation

Betasolo, Mirzi and Lageo, Anna and Kasai, William and Kathoa, Relvie and Kipit, William and Kueyak, Samson, Polypropylene Fiber (Disposable Plastic Cups) Reinforced Autoclaved Concrete (December 10, 2017). Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Global Virtual Conference in Civil Engineering (GVCCE) 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3085379

Mirzi Betasolo (Contact Author)

Papua New Guinea university of Technology ( email )

Department of Civil Engineering Unitech Independen
Taraka Campus
Lae, Morobe 411
Papua New Guinea
6754734600 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.unitech.ac.pg

Anna Lageo

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students ( email )

Independence Drive
Taraka Campus
Lae, Morobe
Papua New Guinea

William Kasai

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students ( email )

Independence Drive
Taraka Campus
Lae, Morobe
Papua New Guinea

Relvie Kathoa

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students ( email )

Independence Drive
Taraka Campus
Lae, Morobe
Papua New Guinea

William Kipit

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students ( email )

Independence Drive
Taraka Campus
Lae, Morobe
Papua New Guinea

Samson Kueyak

Papua New Guinea (PNG) University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Students ( email )

Independence Drive
Taraka Campus
Lae, Morobe
Papua New Guinea

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