Sustainability Assessment of Bitumen with Polyethylene as Polymer

Tariq Ali
2013 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
Now a day's increment in percentage of waste material due to excessive use of polyethylene in daily use products has become a great problem. Most of the waste materials are of types which are nonbiodegradable. These materials require difficult and challenging methods to dispose safely and in underdeveloped countries like Pakistan it is even a bigger problem of concern. Also the continuous increase in number of vehicles emphasizes on need of sustainable infrastructure of roads with better
more » ... with better quality and engineering design. Grinded plastic is used as polymer in Bitumen in this research by 0% ,0.5 %, 1%, 1.5 % and 2 % .The properties evaluated are Fire point ,Flash point, softening point and penetration of Bitumen. Regardless of the replacement ratio, Bitumen as a polymer had a satisfactory performance.
doi:10.9790/1684-1050106 fatcat:woqptkrcjbalxowtwbmomvypdm