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Incorporating Waste Fibers in Unstabilized Compressed Earth Blocks for Sustainable Construction in Ghana Public

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This project aimed to incorporate waste coconut fibers and PET plastic bottles into unstabilized compressed earth blocks (CEBs) for the purpose of reducing prevalent waste streams and supporting the use of sustainable building materials in Ghana. Informed by technical expertise and through collaboration with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and academics, two prototypes of a CEB mold were developed, as well as an experimental process of producing value-added CEBs. By collaborating with Ghanaian partners, there was an increased likelihood that the project intention and results will be more relevant and replicable for Ghanaian communities directly. This project concluded with recommendations to continue technical research and experimentation with waste-incorporated CEBs for use in Ghana.

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  • 17026
  • E-project-040521-184751
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  • 2021
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  • 2021-04-05
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