Effect of Microsilica – 600 on the Properties of Waste Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete
The main objective of this Effect Of Microsilica-600 On The Properties Of Waste Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete experimental investigation is to determine the effect of Microsilica cement replacement on the workability and strength characteristics of reinforced concrete (WPFRC) waste plastic fibre.
However, adding fiber to brittle cement and concrete matrices can provide a convenient, practical and cost-effective way to overcome their inherent deficiencies of poor tensile and impact strengths, and enhance many of the structural properties of basic materials such as fracture, toughness, flexural strength, and fatigue resistance, impact, thermal shock, and spalling.
The field of concrete technology is advancing faster. Many concrete technology inventions have expanded the construction industry’s horizon. These new inventions make it easier to produce the required concrete nature and property. Many waste, which produces environmental pollution, also find an effective place in concrete preparation. Thus, using these waste, which can cause environmental pollution, can produce concrete with the desirable properties.
One such waste, which causes environmental pollution, is plastic. The plastic is a material which is not biodegradable / non-perishable. The plastics will not degenerate in water or soil, either. In turn, it pollutes the soil and water.
Finally the test results releaved that the following conclusion,
The concrete specimen with 2% replacement of cement by nano silica showed higher compressive strength of 8.55% than the conventional concrete.
Another pollutant to the environment, viz. Silica fume is an amorphous powder that increases concrete strength and durability when added with OPC. It also reduces concrete permeability and improves abrasion and erosion resistance.