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Papercrete Clay Brick

Papercrete is a composite type of material which has been discovered recently but was an old concept. Papercrete consists of cement, sand, clay, paper pulp, and water.

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Papercrete brick is an eco-friendly material which is low cost. The use of paper leads to recycling of waste paper which is dumped in the disposal site. The paper pulp is prepared by using any kind of papers like cardboard, newspaper, magazines, Xerox paper, etc. Since there is a large demand for new composite material, papercrete brick will make some impact in the growing construction field.

Project Description:

    There are different types of Papercrete depending on the various constitutions, they are generally divided into three category that is fibrous concrete, Padope and Fidope. The fibrous concrete constitute cement, paper pulp and water, where cement acts as a binding material and have advantage of weighing less. Padope has earthen clay as a binding material and it does not contain cement keeping rest of the materials same. Fidope is also same except that the fibrous compounds used are like sawdust, coconut, glass etc.

    Materials Used for the project will be:

  1. Cement: Ordinary Portland Cement.
  2. GGBS: Ground granulated blast furnace slag – by product while manufacturing iron and steel . It is a glassy material, extracted, dried and ground to fine material.
  3. Paper: Any paper would be fine .
  4. Water
  5. Clay: Black soil clay.

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Project Implementation:

  1. Brick Manufacturing: Any procedure of brick formation is fine, mix ratio can change accordingly. Some example of Mix ratio 1:1.5:1.5 with varying percentage of GGBS.
  2. Mould Preparation: Wooden mould is used for preparation of 23cm,11cm and 9cm size.
  3. Paper Pulp Preparation: Paper collected, shredded to small pieces and immersed in bucked containing water 2/3 of the amount of paper. 3-4 days it is kept in water and then mixed.
  4. Mixing of Raw Materials: For small manual mixing and for large scale mechanical mixing, but done in such away so that homogenous mix is produced.
  5. Casting of Bricks:Prepared material is put in mould and after proper settlement of material, mould is removed and left for drying for 2-3 hours and sun bath for 7-10 days.
  6. Once all this is done some of the testing should be done on the sample like:

  7. Weight of Sample
  8. Compressive Strength test
  9. Water Absorption test
  10. Efflorescence test
  11. Structure examination test
  12. Fire Resistance test
  13. Hardness test
  14. Soundness test

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