Botellas descartables para casas sustentables

Botellas descartables para casas sustentables - One of the...

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One of the more waste accumulate in the cities are not returnable beverage containers, no small thing if you consider that it takes 500 years to decompose in the open, and even if they are buried. In response to this problem Rosana Gaggino, attached CONICET researcher at the Experimental Center of Economic Housing (CEVE, CONICET-AVE), developed together with his team, a process for the use of recycled plastics in the production of construction elements in this case bricks polyethylene terephthalate (PET). "We use disposable PET containers from beverages and Portland cement as binder, plus a chemical additive that improves the adhesion of plastic cement particles," detailed Gaggino. The researcher explains that the process is carried out by grinding plastic with a mill, then a common concrete mixture with portland cement and additive, which is then placed in a manual concrete block that gives shape to bricks made. "The process is simple because it is like cement blocks and sand, only sand is replaced by PET plastic particles" he says.
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  • Spring '12
  • Snowden
  • Portland cement, Rosana Gaggino, plastic cement particles, bricks polyethylene terephthalate, problem Rosana Gaggino

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