Exploration to Find Green Building Materials from Recycled Solid Wastes

Authors

  • Abdul Talib Din Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Norzawahir Mohd Hafiz Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Anika Zafiah Mohd Rus Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Jalan Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia

Keywords:

green building materials, thermal insulator, recycled solid waste

Abstract

This research studied the properties and the production of thermal insulation materials from recycled solid waste and their applications in residential house construction. Recycled materials that were used as specimens are aluminum, plastic, bagasse, textile, oil palm leaves, twigs, paper, corn cob, rubber, coconut husk, coconut shell, granite, wood, iron, glass, kenaf, and concrete. The specimens were produced by using composite method with epoxy solution as the binder to the loose grain of recycle waste material. Experimental method of the specimens has also been discussed in this project which is by recording the temperature of each specimen in several time periods and apply the data in the Fourier’s equation to determine heat transfer rate. This project therefore discussed mainly about theory of heat transfer which consist of conduction and radiation. From the research, it is found that textile, oil palm leaves, kenaf, coconut shell, twigs, paper, and coconut fiber are good insulator. Since the quantity of oil palm leaves and textile are abundantly available and have longer life span as compared to the rest, the oil palm leaves and textile are selected to be the based materials for the building insulation

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Din, A. T. ., Mohd Hafiz, N. ., & Mohd Rus, A. Z. . (2020). Exploration to Find Green Building Materials from Recycled Solid Wastes. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 47(1), 35–44. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2227

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