Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 1010-1013 January-March 2015

 

CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRONIC WASTE IN QUALITY ENHANCEMENT OF ROAD

 

Tapase Rajashree1, Kadam Digvijay* and Tapase Anand2

1. Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology, Ashta, Sangli, Maharashtra (INDIA) 2. Department of Civil Engineering, K. B. P. College of Engineering and Polytechnic, Satara, Maharastra (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 13, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

The work consists of an experimental approach towards waste management and finding an alternative to conventional materials in flexible pavements. Most of the electronic waste is recyclable or repairable, but number of worthless electronic pieces causes higher transportation cost for their processing which may be higher than its scrap value. So, such electronic waste is disposed very casually, which may cause serious health and pollution problems. Also the disposal of electronic waste is difficult because of non-degradable plastic contents and metals like lithium, copper and aluminum, which may lead to adverse effects on the environment. To deal with the problem, here an attempt is made to study the use of electronic waste as an alternative to conventional material like aggregate in a DBM layer of flexible pavement. Number of laboratory tests are carried out by replacing aggregates partially by shredded electronic waste. The outcomes from the laboratory investigation proves the suitability of electronic waste in road construction with substantial cost saving. So, disposal of hazardous electronic waste in the pavement can prove to be one of the alternatives to make the earth greener and pavements more durable

 

Keywords : Waste management, Electronic waste, Pavement, Non-degradable plastic, Ecofriendly disposal

 

 

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