The rapid rate of urbanization in India has led to increasing plastic waste generation. This increase has resulted in a large amount of plastic waste, particularly plastic bags and PET bottles, being littered on the landscape of India. In this context, research has been carried out to contribute to the development of efficient policy approaches on plastic waste in India. Few policies have been enforced by the government to address the acute problem of littering in the country. The purpose of this project is to investigate the possibility of using Polyethylene Terephthalate as polymer additives in Bituminous Mix. The characteristics of PET-modified bituminous mix is obtained by fix mixing temperature, was investigated. The binders were prepared by mixing the PET in 2%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10% (by the weight of optimum bitumen) with 80/100 penetration grade bitumen at temperature of 200-220 ºC. It may be inferred that PET-modified bituminous binders provide better stability when compared to conventional binders. Using PET-modified bituminous mix also contribute to the recirculation of plastic waste, as well as to the protection of the environment.
Please use the below for Citation: Mahendra, S.P., Kumar, N.S., Prasad, K.V.R., Vijay, V., Rakesh, S.G., Likith, T., Yogesh, B.P., 2013. Study on Utilization of Waste Plastic in Bituminous Mixes for Road Construction. Proceedings of the International Conference on Futuristic Innovations & Developments in Civil Engineering (ICFiDCe ’13), Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. [ISBN: 978-93-80624-88-4]
Event Date: Apr 18, 2013
Organization: Mepco Schlenk Engineering College
Publication Name: Proceedings of the International Conference on Futuristic Innovations & Developments in Civil Engineering (ICFiDCe ’13)
Conference End Date: Apr 20, 2013
Research Interests: Stability, Recycling of plastics waste, MSW, Plastic waste, Polyethylene terephthalate, and Bituminous Mixtures
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