CENTRO EXPERIMENTAL DE LA VIVIENDA ECONOMICA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Ecological roofing tiles made with rubber and plastic wastes
GAGGINO ROSANA; POSITIERI MARÍA JOSEFINA; IRICO PATRICIA; KREIKER JERÓNIMO; ARGUELLO RICARDO; SÁNCHEZ AMONO MARÍA PAZ
Advanced Materials Research
Trans Tech Publications
Lugar: Zurich; Año: 2013 vol. 844 p. 458 - 458
This Journal is indexed by Elsevier, SCOPUS, Ei Compendex, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), Chemical Abstracts (CA), Google and Google Scholar google.com, ISI (ISTP, CPCI, Web of Science), Institución de Ingenieros Eléctricos Engineers (IEE), and Editor Publishing: Thomas Wohlbier, TTP EE.UU. Abstract: The general objective of this research work was to contribute to the environmental decontamination. Its specific objective was to develop sustainable roofing tiles from the ecological, technical and economical points of view. These roofing tiles are made from recycled materials such as plastics from industry, and rubber from tires into disuse. In this way this technology contributes in the decontamination of the environment, since it uses waste materials that are buried in municipal land without any use, or accumulated and burned in landfills, causing pollution. The procedure used was the thermo-molding compaction. The available amounts of plastic waste are abundant. According to data provided in 2012 by the Ministry of Health and Environment of Argentina, Argentina produces 1,639 tons / year. The available amounts of rubber tires are also abundant. According to data provided in 2012 by the National Institute of Industrial Technology -INTI, Argentina generates more than 100,000 tons / year. Plastics and rubber are non bio-degradables materials, so nature can not absorb them as other waste. One purpose of this research work was to provide an alternative to other traditional building technologies that consume non-renewable resources, or produce negative environmental impact. The main technical advantages of these roofing tiles respect to other traditional such as ceramic or concrete tiles are their excellent resistance to hail and freezing, high flexural resistance, low specific weight, and low water absorption.