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Use of thermoplastic elastomers in road construction

Author(s):

Nikhil Ahir , L D COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Keywords:

Thermoplastic Elastomers , Road Construction, SBS , crumb rubber .

Abstract

The use of four wheeler, two wheeler vehicles etc. is increasing day by day. As a result amount of waste tyres also increasing. Waste tyres in India are categorized as solid or hazardous waste. It is estimated that about 60 per cent of waste tyres are disposed via unknown routes in the urban as well as rural areas. This leads to various environmental problems which include air pollution associated with open burning of tyres (particulates, odor, visual impacts, and other harmful contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, dioxin, furans and oxides of nitrogen) and aesthetic pollution. Therefore, it is necessary to utilize the wastes effectively with technical development in each field. One of the technical and easy way is using SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene) in crumb rubber modified asphalt. The incorporation of SBS into crumb rubber modified asphalt is investigated to enhance binder properties and storage stability. SBS is used in crumb rubber modified asphalt to gain the high properties of road.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3174
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1484-1487

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