In today's construction materials industry, the rapid pursuit of new and improved materials continues. The fundamental reasons driving this quest include characteristics such as durability, strength, energy efficiency, as well as factors like sustainability and recyclability. Polymer concretes with electronic waste additives stand out as a more sustainable building material compared to traditional materials. The recycling of materials such as electronic waste (E-waste) is considered an important step to create a new resource alternative in the construction industry. In this study, it was aimed to examine the behavior of polymer concretes under different high temperatures (50°C-100°C-150°C) as a result of using e-waste instead of some of the traditional filling materials (quartz sand and gravel) in polymer concrete. For this purpose, unsaturated polyester resin and vinylester resin materials were chosen as binders in the production of polymer concrete. The resin/filling ratio was determined as 15% -85%, and the electronic waste ratios were determined as 0%-4%-8%-12%16%-20% and added to the mixture. After 28 days of air curing, axial compressive strength test and high temperature tests were applied to the produced samples, and the results obtained were compared and evaluated. Accordingly, 28-day compressive strength values were higher in polymer concretes containing vinylester resin. In addition, it was concluded that polymer concretes produced using vinylester resin exhibited better performance under increasing high temperature values than those produced with unsaturated polyester resin. ORCID NO: 0009-0009-9891-556X
Anahtar Kelimeler: Electronic waste, polymer concrete, unsaturated polyester resin, vinylester resin, axial compressive strength, high temperature.