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Binici H.,University Of Kmara Sutu Mam | Gemci R.,University Of Kmara Sutu Mam | Kaplan H.,Epoka University
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2012

In this study, production of mortars with disposable polyethylene bottles, but without cement, was investigated. The disposable polyethylene bottles were crushed and converted into fiber formation. Then fibers were molten with different types of sands at the temperature range of 180-200 °C. Some physical (e.g. water absorption and abrasion resistance) and some mechanical (e.g. bending strength, compressive strength, toughness) properties of mortars were tested. The results indicated that bending strength and toughness of mortars were improved. Besides, water absorption of mortar was negligible and abrasion was nearly equal to zero. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Binici H.,University Of Kmara Sutu Mam | Gemci R.,University Of Kmara Sutu Mam | Kucukonder A.,University Of Kmara Sutu Mam | Solak H.H.,University Of Kmara Sutu Mam
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2012

Due to the rapid energy consumption, many studies have been done on alternative energy generation methods. In this sense, insulation has an important place from the point of energy saving. Energy loss can be minimized by insulation technologies. Insulation materials produced by favorable methods can be healthier, more durable and economic. It is expected a huge increase on demands of insulation products because thermal and sound insulations are considered during construction. In this study, it is examined the usage of cotton waste, fly ash and epoxy resin on production of chipboards. Thermal conductivities, sound insulations and bending strengths of chipboards with different thickness were tested. Radioactive properties of samples containing barite were also investigated. All tests were performed by according to Turkish Standards. It was resulted that usage of cotton waste and fly ash had a positive effect on the engineering properties of chipboards. It was proved that light-weight construction materials produced with cotton waste, fly ash and epoxy resin could be used for getting better thermal and sound insulation results. Besides, radioactive permeability was measured lower on samples containing barite. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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