Recycling Plastic Waste as Composite Reinforcement

Peter Omoniyi*, Segun Ibitoye, Olalekan Popoola, Peter Ikubanni, Adekunle Adeleke, Modupe Mahamood, Tien Chien Jen, Esther Akinlabi

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Environmental pollution due to improper disposal of plastic waste has greatly degraded the livelihood of both humans and animals. In this article, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles were used as reinforcement in scrap aluminum. The composite material was made through the stir-casting route. The samples were characterized using the microstructure, tensile strength, and hardness. Results show an increase in tensile strength up to 4% addition of PET and steady hardness reduction as reinforcement composition increases. However, the mechanical strength declines as reinforcement goes beyond 8%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01298
Number of pages5
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2023
Event15th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization, ICMPC 2023 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20238 Sept 2023

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