Journal article

Engineering Performance of Concrete Incorporated with Recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)-A Systematic Review

Sonali Abeysinghe, Chamila Gunasekara, Chaminda Bandara, Kate Nguyen, Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis

POLYMERS | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Incorporating recycled plastic waste in concrete manufacturing is one of the most ecologically and economically sustainable solutions for the rapid trends of annual plastic disposal and natural resource depletion worldwide. This paper comprehensively reviews the literature on engineering performance of recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) incorporated in concrete in the forms of aggregates or fiber or cementitious material. Optimum 28-days' compressive and flexural strength of HDPE fine aggregate concrete is observed at HDPE-10 and splitting tensile strength at HDPE-5 whereas for HDPE coarse aggregate concrete, within the range of 10% to 15% of HDPE incorporation and at HDPE-15, respect..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy


Awarded by CRC-P on "Upcycling solutions for hazardous claddings and co-mingled waste"


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation of ReclaimedWaste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (IH200100010) and CRC-P on "Upcycling solutions for hazardous claddings and co-mingled waste" (CRCPEIGHT00084), which are gratefully acknowledged.