A Study on Partial Replacement of Plastics in Paver Blocks

  • Dhivya Bharathi S Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Mounishica Navarathinam Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Pavithra A Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India.
Keywords: recycled plastics, environmental degradation, durable, paver blocks, IOT

Abstract

The use of plastics in the current busy world has increased multiple times in the past few years. Many forthcoming industries and enterprises (business companies and organizations) produce more varieties of plastic. The inappropriate way of disposing these plastics will result these detrimental compounds to pollute and degrade the environment by getting mixed with it. The intermolecular bonds that constitute plastics are designed in such a way that it can neither get corroded nor decomposed. In order to succeed this issue we have to find an effective way to dispose plastics. In this project we have used recycled plastic wastes to construct paver blocks. This material also has few advantages like they are extremely durable and hard to reject (them last for a long period of time), it doesn’t have rusting properties and are non-soluble in water. These properties together makes plastic highly durable. The main aim of this project is to reduce the dependency level of construction materials on natural resources which are on verge of getting exhausted and also to diminish the environmental degradation caused by the utilization of plastics. We also used IOT sensors in this project to detect the temperature and alert the users regarding the condition of plastics used inside the paver blocks. This will allow the users to take proper measures and repair it accordingly.

References

1.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303273892_UTILISATION_OF_WASTE_PLASTIC_IN_MANUFACTURING_OF_BRICKS_AND_PAVER_BLOCKS
2.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313865539_Reuse_of_Plastic_Waste_in_Paver_Blocks
3.https://acadpubl.eu/hub/2018-119-15/1/146.pdf
Published
2019-11-02
How to Cite
S, D. B., Navarathinam, M., & A, P. (2019). A Study on Partial Replacement of Plastics in Paver Blocks. International Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Technovation, 1(6), 249-252. Retrieved from https://mapletreejournals.com/index.php/irjmt/article/view/287