IJIMT 2012 Vol.3(6): 725-730 ISSN: 2010-0248

Recycled Window Glass for Non-Load Bearing Walls

Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr

Abstract—This experimental study aimed to investigate the adequacy and advantages of non-load bearing concrete hollow blocks containing recycled window glass, in combination withs and as fine aggregate. The tests conducted were according to Standard Methods of Sampling and Testing Concrete Masonry Units with reference to Standard Specifications for Non-Load Bearing Concrete Masonry Units. Observations from the tests performed were conducted in the laboratory where precise data were gathered and completely attained. Some of the interesting insights of the study are: (a) The highest compressive strength appeared in the hollow blocks with 1:2:4 cement-recycled glass-sand ratios; (b) The mixture with 1:2:4 cement-recycled glass-sand ratios has the least moisture content found among the hollow blocks containing recycled clear flat glass; and (c).The use of clear flat glass in manufacturing hollow non-load bearing concrete masonry blocks would be the capability of finely crushed glass to manifest its pozzolanic effect and its low moisture content characteristics, making it possible for the mixture with 1:2:4 cement-recycled glass-sand ratios to be used as load bearing blocks.

Index Terms—Bearing wall, concrete blocks, partition,recycled glass.

Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr is now with the College of Architecture and Engineering, Qassim University, Buraidah, KSA (e-mail:tomas@qec.edu.sa).

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Cite: Tomas Ucol-Ganiron Jr, Member, IACSIT, "Recycled Window Glass for Non-Load Bearing Walls," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 725-730, 2012.

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