Utilization of ethyl cellulose polymer and waste materials for roofing tile production

Suubitaa Spencer Sam, Choon Aun Ng, Swee Yong Chee, Noor Zainab Habib, Humayun Nadeem, Wei Ping Teoh

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The aim of this study was to utilize ethyl cellulose, a mixture of waste engine oil and waste vegetable oil as a binder in the environmental friendly roofing tile production.The waste engine-vegetable oil was mix together with ethyl cellulose, fly ash, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates and a catalyst. The Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis showed that the oil mixture added with ethyl cellulose has the relatively high binding effect due to the presence of strong carbonyl group especially after being heat cured at 1900Cfor 24 hours. The mixed proportion of materials with different amount of ethyl cellulose used was studied in the production of tile specimen. The results showed that the ethyl cellulose composed roofing tile specimens passed the transverse breaking strength, durability, permeability and the ultraviolet accelerated test. The shrinkage on the tile can be overcome by adding temperature resistance polymer on the exterior of the tile.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
Event7th International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 24 Apr 201726 Apr 2017


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