International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Civil and Environmental Engineering | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022 | Rating: 4.6 / 10

Usage of Expanded Polystyrene Waste in Building Construction

Sampathkumar V. | J. Vanjinathan

Abstract: To avoid polluting gas emissions, cement with a large carbon footprint is being replaced. Extended polystyrene is being investigated as a possible replacement for cement mortar in light brickwork construction. Expanded polystyrene mortar mixtures were generated by melting expanded polystyrene beads in acetone and determining the full mix and it was compared to ordinary Portland cement mortar. According to the findings the expanded polystyrene mortar has a lower binding strength than cement mortar. Expanded polystyrene mortar has a higher compressive strength than cement mortar and it absorbs lesser water. It can be used for solid filling of non-load-bearing applications with limited outside use, as well as for recycling non-perishable EPS waste. The disposal of expanded polystyrene goods is a global environmental issue and the construction industry deserves a lot of credit for using expanded polystyrene mortar.

Keywords: Thermocol, Acetone, expanded polystyrene mortar, comparing, cement mortar

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,

Pages: 97 - 100

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