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Waste Plastic Usage to Improve Properties of Bitumen in Road Construction


Manoj Kumar Verma , RGPM college Bhopal; Prof. Rajesh Joshi, RGPM college Bhopal


LDP, Marshall Stability, non-biodegradable, flexible pavement


In the road construction various types of materials and design methods are used, for the reduction of environmental pollution, use of plastic waste in road construction is one of them. Since the plastic waste material is non-biodegradable, the use of plastic waste material in road construction can help us to reduce the plastic waste pollution to some extent. A lot of research is going on all over the country to solve the problems which are related to the road construction. The plastic waste (Low density polymer) in bitumen helps in increasing life of flexible pavement. Generally life of flexible pavement is 4 to 5years, while it is claimed that the plastic waste bitumen roads can last up to 10 years. In this study, I have compare the results of normal bitumen and plastic waste (LDP) mix bitumen, to get the idea of how much percentage of plastic waste can be added in bitumen with respect to the weight of bitumen for the optimum performance of mix. Results shows that as the percentage of plastic waste (LDP) is increased at 1.0%,3.0%,6.0% and 9.0% with respect to the weight of bitumen, the softening point bitumen plastic waste (LDP) mix increases, flash and fire point increases, penetration value decreases and ductility value decreases. Marshall Stability of dense bituminous mix at 1.0%, 3.0%, 6.0% and 9.0% of plastic waste (LDP), the flow value of mix decreases and the stability increases therefore; the optimum percentage of plastic waste (LDP) to get the desirable result is 3%.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I120206
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2019
Page(s): 310-314

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