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Influence of Using Waste Plastic and/or Recycled Rubber as Coarse Aggregates on the Performance of Pervious Concrete

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School of Science & Technology, Teesside University, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK
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Inertia Construction, Giza 12588, Egypt
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Department of Civil Engineering, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4FQ, UK
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Eng 2020, 1(2), 153-166; https://doi.org/10.3390/eng1020010
Received: 23 September 2020 / Revised: 18 October 2020 / Accepted: 20 October 2020 / Published: 23 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Research in Hydraulics and Water Engineering)
Flooding is one of the climatic change consequences that has become a dangerous threat to many coastal cities. Pervious concrete is considered a solution to decrease rainwater runoff and mitigate flood effects, as it allows water to percolate through the ground and prevent possible damage. Using waste products as aggregates in pervious concrete not only exploits waste materials and makes it valuable but also reduces the amount of this waste ending in the landfill or harming the environment, and it decreases the demand for natural resources. Infiltration rate test and compressive strength tests were conducted to investigate the effect of using waste plastic and/or recycled rubber as concrete coarse aggregates with different ratios (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25%) on the pervious concrete. The results showed that increasing the waste materials in concrete decreased the compressive strength for all ratios while increased the infiltration rate values. View Full-Text
Keywords: waste plastic; recycled rubber; pervious concrete; compressive strength; infiltration rate waste plastic; recycled rubber; pervious concrete; compressive strength; infiltration rate
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Cole, L.; Bakheet, R.; Akib, S. Influence of Using Waste Plastic and/or Recycled Rubber as Coarse Aggregates on the Performance of Pervious Concrete. Eng 2020, 1, 153-166.

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