Repercussion of mechanical behaviour in mortars with recycled aggregates by an overdose of PET additive
PublisherInstitute of Research Engineers and Doctors (the IRED)
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At present generation of domestic and industrial waste is a serious problem that must be controlled, so it is necessary to conduct further research of materials that minimize this problem by incorporating domestic and industrial waste in them; these materials must provide suitable properties, and perform the same function as the traditional material complies with virgin materials. This research focused on explaining the mechanical effects caused by overdose of unsaturated polyester resin made from post-consumer bottles made with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) (R-PET), cement-R- PET pastas and polymer modified mortars (PMM) with total or partial substitution of the recycled fine aggregate (AR) and additions of R-PET. The TGA and XRD results show that there is less development of the hydration products to a higher content of R-PET, causing reduction in the compressive strength of the PMM.
CitationOrduño, J. [et al.]. Repercussion of mechanical behaviour in mortars with recycled aggregates by an overdose of PET additive. "International Journal of Material Science & Engineering", 30 Abril 2015, vol. 2, núm. 1, p. 58-62.