Use of waste plastic bottles as a modifier in bituminous pavements arshad hussain assistant professor, national institute of transportation, scee, nust. A government order in november 2015 has made it mandatory for all road developers in the country to use waste plastic, along with bituminous mixes, for road construction this is to help overcome the growing problem of plastic waste disposal in india the technology for this was developed by the. Of plastic waste on the environment to large extent in the present research, possible numbers of experimental studies are done to understand the changes in the property of aggregate, bitumen as well as of bituminous mixes after. The plasticroad concept consists of a prefabricated, modular and hollow road structure made from (recycled) plastic the prefabricated production, the light weight and the modular design of the plasticroad make construction and maintenance faster, simpler and more efficient compared to traditional road structures. Recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (pet) plastic bottle wastes in bituminous asphaltic concrete adebayo olatunbosun sojobi department of civil engineering, landmark university, pmb 1001, omu aran, kwara state, nigeria correspondence [email protected]
These wastes has become a problem and is of great concern, particularly in our country one of the solutions to the disposal of plastic wastes is recycling it into useful products such as it may be used in bituminous. Pavements in such a manner that is gets coated over the surface of aggregate by heating (140 û& - û& because plastics like polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene. Waste plastic will be effectively utilized in construction of pavement as a binder material for replacing the content of bitumen and in detail process & and international level. Disposal of waste materials including waste plastic bags has become a serious problem and waste plastics are burnt for apparent disposal which cause environmental pollution utilization of waste plastic bags in bituminous mixes has proved that.
Utilization of waste plastic bottles in asphalt mixture 265 journal of engineering science and technology june 2013, vol 8(3) large amount in food industries, plastic bottle is mostly made by polyethylene. Texas roads made from plastic the state of texas spends about $10 billion a year on transportation, and according to the texas department of transportation, that is about $5 billion less than they need (mostly for road maintenance and repair. 234 fourier transform infra-red (ftir) test ftir analysis was conducted on the base bitumen and bitumen-plastic composites (pmb) in order to determine if a chemical change occurred during the dispersion of the waste plastics within the asphalt binder. To study the marshal properties of bituminous mix using plastic waste as partial replacement of bitumen and fly ash as filler to find the utility of waste plastic material in bitumen mixes for road construction.
Literature review the concept of utilization of waste plastic in construction of flexible road pavement has been done since 2000 in india in the construction of flexible pavements, bitumen plays the role of binding the aggregate together by coating over the aggregate. 5 types of bituminous mix 3 13 requirements of bituminous mixes 2 13 polymer modification 5 11 general 1 124 different layers in a pavement 3 11 overview 2 12232 waste plastic: the problem 5 1contents items page no certificate i acknowledgements ii abstract iii contents iv list of tables ix list of figures x list of abbreviations xv. Recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (pet) plastic bottle wastes in bituminous asphaltic concrete adebayo olatunbosun sojobi 1 , stephen emeka nwobodo and oluwasegun james aladegboye. The country's central pollution control board says more than 15,000 tons of plastic waste are generated daily of his plastic-to-pavement technique of plasticized asphalt should be laid. Introduction plastic use in road construction is not new recent studies in this direction have shown some hope in terms of using plastic waste in road construction ie plastic roads.
1) plastic wastes are cleaned and dried (for ex: disposed carry bags, glasses etc) with a thickness of 60 mi- crons is shredded into small pieces (236 mm - 475 mm size) 2) aggregate are weighed as shown in figure 2 and are heated to 160˚c in a pan. Msapurva chavan (2013) says that using plastic waste in mix will help reduction in need of bitumen by around 10%,increase the strength and performance of road, avoid use. Nowadays, the disposal of plastic waste is an issue of major concern worldwide because of its considerable volume and growth an option to tackle this problem is to recycle this waste this alternative reduces the quantity of net discards, conserves both material and energy and provides a.
The use of pca for asphalt pavement helps for the reuse of plastics waste and for the improvement of road nandakumar s, et al, experimental study on effect of waste plastic on bituminous mix properties. Usage of waste plastic can be a promising alternative and it will also solve waste plastic disposal problem which is favorable to the environment plastic wastes may be in terms of bottles, carry bags and other u. 132 waste plastic is a concern 3 133 role of plastic or polymer in pavement 4 daily wear and tear severely affect the performance of bituminous mix pavements. 316 making this plastic road, plastic wastes are not burnt and no carbon dioxide liberated into the atmosphere in india, 2500 km of plastic road has been laid and save over 2500 tons of plastic waste.
Recycling of the pet wastes in unmodified bac used in flexible pavements will significantly mop up the plastic wastes from the waste stream since flexible pavements constitute 923% of paved roads globally (blazejowski, 2011 blazejowski, k 2011. Dutch city could be first to pave its streets with recycled plastic bottles, a surface claimed to be greener, quicker to lay and more reliable than asphalt. 2) study of plastic waste management , treatment and recycling of polypropylene 3) to conduct the different tests on conventional bitumen and modified bitumen 4) to compare the modified bituminous road over the conventional road.