Optimum Mix Design for Waste Newsprint Paper Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites ;;;;;
This research investigates the mixture proportioning of waste newsprint paper fiber for thin-cement product. Waste newsprint paper fibers obtained through shredded mechanically by a dry process. Waste newsprint paper fiber reinforced cement composites was manufacted by slurry-dewatering method. The waste newsprint paper fiber reinforcement conditions (fiber mass fraction, level of substitution of virgin fibers, level of fiber beating) and processing variables (pressed, unpressed) are optimized through experimental studies and statistical analyses based on factorial design of experiments and analyses of variance. The optimized recycled waste newsprint paper fiber reinforced cement composites were technically evaluated. The results are shown to possess acceptable properties and strong potentials of the recycling of waste newsprint paper of the reinforcement of thin-cement products.
newsprint paper fiber;slurry-dewatering;thin-cement product;