The participation in scientific conference.
Name: Visegrad 4 WASTE RECYCLING International Conference,
Place: Miskolc, Hungary,
Date: 22-23 November 2018.
Topic: Characterization of geopolymer composites reinforced with plastic wastes
Short information: The main objective of the article is to analyse the possibilities of using plastic wastes as the reinforcement for geopolymer composites. The mechanical properties of fly-ash based geopolymer reinforced with three different kinds of plastic wastes have been investigated. The samples were prepared using sodium promoter and plastic wastes (1% by mass of the composite). The following kind of waste have been used for manufacturing the composites: post processing waste – basalt fibres with polystyrene, waste form plastic pallet utilization and mixing of waste polyolefin materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene and other waste packing materials. The empirical part of the research is based on the compressive strength tests, flexural strength tests and detailed microstructure examination. The results show the addition different waste polymers materials to geopolymer matrix can be promising way of its utilization. The best results for compressive strength are achieved for the matrix reinforced by post processing waste – basalt fibres with polystyrene – 57,6 MPa. It is better value than for plane geopolymer – 55,6 MPa. The results for other samples have also very high values of compressive strength is 56 MPa for composites with waste form plastic pallet utilization and 54,5 MPa for composites with mixing plastic waste form packing. The best results for flexural strength are achieved for the matrix without reinforcement – 9,7 MPa. However the results for other reinforced composites are also very good. There are between 7 and 8,3 MPa. Based on waste materials it is possible to receive the composite with good mechanical properties that could be used for different applications in construction industry.
More information about event: http://www.icbmpt2018.com/