Thermal properties of bio-insulation made from waste

Silu Bhochhibhoya, Ramesh K. Maskey, Tika Bhakta Bhochhibhoya

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    Abstract

    The dramatic growth of the tourism in Sagarmantha National Park and Buffer Zone has brought the construction of large number of modern building using imported construction materials. Moreover, with the growing tourism industry in the Park, increasing non-renewable solid waste has exacerbated the problem in the Park. Therefore, this research focuses on reusing the waste product such as paper, plastics, wooden grain to make the bio-insulation. The cold weather in the high altitude regions demands high amount of energy for room heating. If the buildings were poorly insulated, a great deal of heat will escape aggravating already poor supply of energy. In order to reduce the amount of energy wastage, there is a need to insulate the buildings properly. The bio-insulation tile made up of locally available material like white soil (Kamero), cow dung and waste product like paper, plastic, wooden grain were tested in two different methods;thermo-Box method and Lee’s method. Their thermal conductivity and transmittance were measured and a comparison was done. This paper mainly deals the efficiency of insulation tiles as well as the method used.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication4° Congreso de Ingeniería, Ciencia y Gestión Ambiental AMICA - 5th International Conference of Greening of Industry Network
    Subtitle of host publication28, 29 y 30 de octobre de 2019, Instituto de Ingeniería de la UNAM, Ciudad de México
    Place of PublicationCiudad de México
    PublisherUNAM, Instituto de Ingeniería
    Pages480-486
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
    Event4th Congress of Engineering, Science and Environmental Management and 5th International Conference of Greening of Industry Network, AMICA 2019 - Mexico City/Ciudad de México, Mexico
    Duration: 28 Oct 201930 Oct 2019

    Conference

    Conference4th Congress of Engineering, Science and Environmental Management and 5th International Conference of Greening of Industry Network, AMICA 2019
    Abbreviated titleAMICA
    CountryMexico
    CityMexico City/Ciudad de México
    Period28/10/1930/10/19

    Keywords

    • Bio-insulation
    • Circular economy
    • Thermos box method
    • Lee’s method
    • Thermal efficiency

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