Effects of Modified Waste Polystyrene Aggregate (MEPS) on the Physical Properties of Light Weight concrete

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dc.contributor.author Ramazan Demirboga; Ataturk University
dc.contributor.author Abdulkadir Kan; Ataturk University
dc.contributor.author Dato' Abang Abdullah Abang Ali; University Putra Malaysia
dc.date 2013-06-07 05:06:26
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-15T11:43:03Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-23T16:04:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-15T11:43:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-23T16:04:25Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07-15
dc.identifier http://ecs.epoka.edu.al/index.php/bccce/bccce2011/paper/view/300
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.epoka.edu.al/handle/1/510
dc.description.abstract With growing population, industrialization, urbanization and globalization it is clearthat there will be a corresponding growth in the air, water and land pollution. Because increasing wealth and population mean increasing of the number of the consumer and demand of the buying more products and ultimately creating more waste. To meet the demand bring about new lifestyle, such as eating fast food, and new packaging and technological products,much of these contain materials that are not biodegradable. Recycling of these materials isone of the best ways to overcome the pollution problem and have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Production of concrete from raw materials are more expensive andboth non-environmentally friendly and sustainable. Shortly, we can no longer continue toignore the pollution problems on the one hand and the unrestricted depletion of naturalresources on the other hand.Because of the above reasons waste expanded polystyrene was studied. Expandedpolystyrene (EPS) is a polymeric material that can be used as artificial aggregates afterthermally modification process. Thermally modified waste EPS is abbreviated as MEPS. Thestudy covers the use of MEPS as lightweight aggregate in concrete. MEPS were used insteadof natural aggregate at 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% on the volume basis. Studiedparameters are thermal conductivity (TC) and drying shrinkage. The TC of MEPS concretedecreased with increasing of MEPS aggregate in the mixes. Maximum reduction in the TCobserved at 100% MEPS replacement of natural aggregate and the reduction value was 275%.The average drying shrinkage after 210-d of exposure to the ambient condition was 2.59x10-3for mix contained 25% natural aggregate, samples (type C6); while it was 5.08x10-3 for 100%MEPS concrete samples (C1).
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dc.publisher International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering
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dc.source International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering; 1st International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering
dc.title Effects of Modified Waste Polystyrene Aggregate (MEPS) on the Physical Properties of Light Weight concrete
dc.type Peer-reviewed Paper

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