Recycling Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Waste for Infrastructure Use


Target: ₹ 30,00,000 ($ 37500)

Raised: ₹ 0 ($ 0)

No. of Donors : 0

Completion Date: 31st December 2026

Recycling Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Waste for Infrastructure Use

Project Introduction:

Addressing the environmental challenge of recycling Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) waste, this project, led by Dr. Anil Agarwal, aims to repurpose used FRP components from wind turbines, cars, and airplanes for infrastructure use. The increased usage of FRP in various applications has led to disposal challenges, especially for wind turbine blades. The project explores the feasibility of recycling FRP materials as reinforcement in concrete structures, promoting sustainable practices.


This project spearheads the characterization of salvaged FRP material, pioneering recycling techniques, and formulating guidelines for employing recycled FRP as internal reinforcement in concrete structures. This innovative approach not only addresses the environmental challenge of FRP disposal but also promotes responsible consumption and production. By advancing sustainable practices in infrastructure development, the research contributes significantly to reducing waste and fostering eco-friendly alternatives, aligning with global goals for responsible resource utilization and environmental conservation.

Timeline & Budget (Year-wise):

  • Year 1: INR 10,00,000
    • Identify salvageable FRP components
    • Study material characteristics and remaining service life
    • Shape components for concrete reinforcement
  • Year 2: INR 10,00,000
    • Test recycled material for strength, stiffness, and fatigue life
    • Prepare concrete specimens and assess reinforced system behavior
  • Year 3: INR 10,00,000
    • Test recycled FRP bars for bond with concrete
    • Conduct comprehensive testing on reinforced concrete members
    • Develop guidelines for recycled FRP use in concrete reinforcement

Proposer Name & Designation:

Dr. Anil Agarwal, Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Social Impact:

The research contributes to sustainable practices by diverting FRP waste from landfills, benefitting industries that extensively use FRP components, and promoting responsible environmental consumption.