Use of recycled fine glass and rubber in adobe

Yehya, Tania (2015) Use of recycled fine glass and rubber in adobe. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This report has been prepared to detail an investigation of stabilized soil blocks with waste materials. adobe blocks technology has been used for millennia in construction building but often suffers from the undesirable perception due the lower durability and compressive strength of adobe blocks if it is compared with modern mixing adobe blocks. Added glass and rubber in soil blocks has been provide that the sample has greater compressive strength and durability.

    Using soil as the base materials and mixing with glass & rubber to make cylinder blocks sample are made in the laboratory. Three different tests have been done in the laboratory (compressive strength, wire brush test and water absorption), all the results shows mixing cylinder blocks is much stronger than control in all the test.

    The research provided by the literature review shows soil tested during the studies. The use of many different waste materials have many advantages in different ways. The researcher hopes to find that by mixing a waste product with soil will support the environment and cut costs of construction. The hope is, due to rubber and glass being more widely accessible this will have the best outcomes.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 15:31
    Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 15:31

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