Autogenous Self-Healing in Municipal Waste Incorporated Concretes

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Genç Tokgöz D. D.

International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Storage of Energy (ICEESEN 2020), Kayseri, Turkey, 19 - 21 November 2020, pp.585-590

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kayseri
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.585-590
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


For the sustainable development in the construction industry, there is a growing need for at least partially
replacing the rapidly depleting natural resources, and increasing re-utilization of conventional wastes. In this
research work, municipal polymeric wastes in various forms and fly ash from incineration of municipal solid
wastes are used together as secondary raw materials for the preparation of concrete mixtures. The influence of
various forms of polyethylene (PE) substitution on the autogenous healing of concrete in terms of its
mechanical strength and permeability properties are determined using suitable methods. Furthermore, the
effects of autogenous healing phenomena on the microstructural characteristics of cement matrix are examined
by Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) and thermogravimeter (TG). The performances depended
on the type of PE mixes and their compositions.