A STUDY OF AN EFFEFCTIVE UTILIZATION OF WASTE PLASTIC IN BITUMINOUS CONCRETE MIX

  • Someshwar Kumawat P., P.C. Diwan

Abstract

Abstract:- This work has indicated that the addition of polymers to asphalt binders helps to increase the interfacial cohesiveness of the bond between the aggregate and the binder which can enhance many properties of the asphalt pavements to help meet these increased demands. However, the additive that is to be used for modification of mix or binder should satisfy both the strength requirements as well as economical aspects. Plastics are everywhere in today’s lifestyle and are growing rapidly throughout particularly in a developing country like India. As these are non-biodegradable there is a major problem posed to the society with regard to the management of these solid wastes. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) has been found to be a good modifier of bitumen. Even, the reclaimed polyethylene originally made of LDPE has been observed to modify bitumen. In the present study, an attempt has been made to use reclaimed polyethylene which has been obtained from plastic packets used in packaging of a very popular brand of milk named OMFED, in dry form with the aggregates like a fibre in a bituminous mix. Today’s asphaltic concrete pavements are expected to perform better as they are experiencing increased volume of traffic, increased loads and increased variations in daily or seasonal temperature over what has been experienced in the past. In addition, the performance of bituminous pavements is found to be very poor in moisture induced situations. Considering this a lot of work has been done on use of additives in bituminous mixtures and as well as on modification of bitumen. Bituminous mixes are most commonly used all over the world in flexible pavement construction. It consists of asphalt or bitumen (used as a binder) and mineral aggregate which are mixed together, laid down in layers and then compacted. Under normal circumstances, conventional bituminous pavements if designed and executed properly perform quite satisfactorily but the performance of bituminous mixes is very poor under various situations.
How to Cite
P.C. Diwan, S. K. P. (1). A STUDY OF AN EFFEFCTIVE UTILIZATION OF WASTE PLASTIC IN BITUMINOUS CONCRETE MIX. International Journal Of Innovation In Engineering Research & Management UGC APPROVED NO. 48708, EFI 5.89, WORLD SCINTIFIC IF 6.33, 7(7), 92-95. Retrieved from http://journal.ijierm.co.in/index.php/ijierm/article/view/69