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Use of Plastic Bottle as Brick

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BY
Krishna G. Lodha
NDMVP’S KBT COE, Nashik

USE OF WASTE PLASTIC BOTTLE MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN EVER!
Everyday millions of people drinks water from packed plastic bottles and though it is expected that after consumption of water, bottle should be crushed and dropped in dustbin. But it is not in practise effectively. So instead of telling everyone to do so, a new method to use plastic bottles effectively is innovated.

In our country, Fly ash is produced in tremendous amount which was waste before couple of years ago and then ‘Fly-ash bricks’ were invented.

The other idea of using fly ash as well as plastic bottles together was something country need right now. After giving it lots of thoughts this paper is created. The basic Idea is to take fly-ash and fill it as compact as possible in clean-dry bottle, so that bottle will be able to sustain load effectively. then such bottles should be joined with the help of small reinforcement like 2mm dia iron wires. Then this should be placed in formwork and mortar should be poured.

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It’s still in research phase,so the results are imaginary. But effects are observed on small prototype created using only 2 full compacted bottles. and currently whole project is under study. But following are some advantages of using plastic bottle bricks:

– Low cost, non-brittle
– absorbs abrupt shock loads
– reusable
– less construction material
– easy to build

Though its still in research phase, I think we can use it to create minor construction like bench, dustbin,road-dividers etc. We can make structures on which not much loads are applied. We can not build a big construction like house (until now) from this method.I’m sure after giving it more thoughts we can find a way to use it in actual construction.

By use of this method , we can solve the problem of plastic bottle as well as fly-ash also it will reduce consumption of soil used to manufacture natural bricks.

The Procedure
1) Two bottles are neck-filled with fly ash and bonded together with wire
2) Then are places in formwork- to create a brick type structure
3) Then filled with mortar and left to dry for 3 days. And then tested roughly and structure was capable to sustain normal load.

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We are thankful to Mr. Krishna G. Lodha for submitting this very innovative idea to us. We hope that this will be taken further and would be utilized in construction soon.

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  • B A VANI October 28, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    HI ITS VERY NEW AND INTERESTING IDEA. I AM ALSO A CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENT I AM THINKING TO DO THIS AS MY PROJECT IN MY FINAL YEAR BE .PLEASE INFORM IF ANY FURTHER IMPROVEMENT

  • Divyansh Tewari April 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Would this method be economically viable?? because cost of transportation of fly ash is very costly and at very cheaper rates fly ash bricks are used

  • D.Rama chandra September 13, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Good

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