NEW CONCRETE ADDITIVE BY CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF PET
 
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Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Facultad de Ingeniería Mochis, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
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Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Departamento de Construcciones II-EPSEB, Barcelona, Spain
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Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Escuela de Ingenieros Caminos Canales y Puertos, Barcelona, Spain
Publication date: 2014-09-09
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2014; 8(23):1–5
 
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Due to the problem that represents the accelerated production of waste from the consumption of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), it becomes necessary to look for alternative solutions; chemical recycling is a suitable method for conversion into a material with potential application in concrete additive, such as unsaturated polyester resins; with the above improvements and conservation of non-renewable raw materials can reduce the environmental impact. This investigation was focused on obtaining the synthesis of a polymeric resin by the method of glycolysis, and their characterization by Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR); the results show that the recycled materials (PET and its processing) are similar to reagents made ​​from primary materials so that it is considered feasible to use in the intended application.