Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 953-959 January-March 2015

 

UTILIZATION OF E-WASTE AND POLYMER MODIFIED BITUMEN IN FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT

 

Tapase Anand*, Kadam Digvijay and Mujawar Sahil

Department of Civil Engineering, K. B. P. College of Engineering and Polytechnic, Satara, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : October 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

The escalation in various types of productions together with population growth has resulted in a massive increase in production of various types of waste material world over creating a problem of its disposal in eco-friendly way. To deal with the problem here an attempt is made to study the use of e-waste as an alternative to conventional material like aggregate in a DBM layer of flexible pavement along with partial replacement of bitumen with plastic by the wet mix process. Number of laboratory tests were conducted using marshall stability testing machine to check the suitability of e-waste and plastic as an alternative to conventional materials like aggregates and bitumen respectively. The results obtained in laboratory investigation indicate not only the increase in strength but also a considerable reduction in cost is seen. From the experimental work, it is clear that the properties of laboratories designed bituminous mix for DBM are much more superior to those of the control mixes entirely composed of mineral aggregates and can be effectively used in practical applications

 

Keywords : Replacement, E-waste, Plastic waste, Flexible pavement, Eco-friendly disposal

 

 

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