Use of Plastic in Bitumen Roads
Nagani Shoaib Faruk, Ojas Pradeep Chaudhari, Ansari Abdul Basit, Mohammed Fahad Patel
The waste plastic and its disposal is a significant danger to the climate, which brings about contamination and an unnatural weather change. The utilization of plastic waste in bituminous mixes enhances its properties and also its strength. In addition, it will also be a solution to plastic disposal & various defects in pavement viz., pot holes, corrugation, ruts, etc. the waste plastic used are poly-ethylene, poly-styrene, poly-propylene. The waste plastic is shredded & coated over aggregate & mixed with hot bitumen and resulted mix is used for pavement construction. This will not only strengthen the pavement and also increases its durability. This innovative technology will be boon for Indian hot-humid climate. It’s economical and eco-friendly. India has an avenue network of over 5,472,144 kilo-meters. 2nd biggest road community within the global. The plastic wastes may be used in road creation and the field checks withstood the stress and proved that plastic wastes used after proper processing as an additive might decorate the life of the roads and additionally remedy environmental troubles. Plastic use in road construction is not new. It is already in use as PVC or HDPE pipe mat crossings built by cabling together PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or HDPE (high-density poly-ethylene) pipes to form plastic mats. The durability of the roads laid out with shredded plastic waste is much more compared with roads with asphalt with the ordinary mix. The use of the innovative technology not only strengthened the road construction but also increased the road life as well as will help to improve the environment and also creating a source of income.
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Unique Paper ID: 151025

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 11

Page(s): 381 - 385
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