Evaluation of Bottle Bricks Walls Using Polyethylene Terephthalate (pet) Bottle as Bricks

Makanjuola Sina Abayomi Alake Olaniyi, Olu-Martins Oluwaseun Adeola


There has been a considerable imbalance between the availability of conventional building materials and their demand in the recent past. On the other hand, the plastic waste is abundantly available and the disposal of waste Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastics (PET) is a big challenge, as repeated recycling of PET bottles poses a potential danger of being transformed and only a small proportion of PET bottles are being recycled. In this work an attempt has been made to access material for building walls in term of using pet bottles bricks in respect to using different filer material and test their suitability and also experimenting their compressive strength. This research identifies the various suitable materials for making bottles brick and make use of reviewed paper, relevant literature, archival data and material inspection as a method of study. The solution to finding the physical properties of bottle brick was carried out through collecting data and information through scrutinize material inspection and literature reviewing. This research concerns with subjective assessment of attitudes, qualities and behaviour of different material filled in PET bottles for making PET bottle brick walls. Also these suitable samples were collected and analyzed by experimenting the compressive strength of each of material filled in each PET bottle. At the end, it concluded that different factor affects the use of suitable filler such as availability of the material, cost of material among others. PET bottle brick has advantages such as high strength, low cost, load capacity, reducing waste and energy efficiency, PET bottle bricks can be more effective compared to some conventional wall building materials such as brick, sandcrete block and ceramic block.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/se.v8n3p50


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