EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE DUCTILITY BEHAVIOUR OF E-WASTE CONCRETE
The utilisation of the waste generated from the electronic devices adds sustainability for the environment. This study generates a path to find the efficient methods to reutilize the electronic waste in place of the conventional building materials. This paper reports the ductile behaviour of the concrete with E-waste as a partial replacement of fine aggregate due to its compatibility. The percentage of E-waste replacement is 5%, 10%, 15% 20% of the fine aggregate. Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB), a powder derived from the waste product from E-waste recycling plants has been utilised to conduct this experiment. Slab panels of size 600 mm × 600 mm × 100 mm were cast and subjected to the concentric load to test the ductile character of the slab specimen. With the incremental load, the deflections were recorded, and the variations among different percentile replacement of E-Waste are depicted graphically. The variation of ductility factor is also found for the different replacement level of E-waste. Reutilization of electronic waste is relatively a boon to the advancements and research over finding alternatives for building materials.
RAM KUMAR D, ARUN KUMAR C AND KIRAN KUMAR J