Performance evaluation of utilization of waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) in stone mastic asphalt

Ahmadinia, E. and Zargar, M. and Karim, Mohamed Rehan and Abdelaziz, M. and Ahmadinia, E. (2012) Performance evaluation of utilization of waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) in stone mastic asphalt. Construction and Building Materials, 36. pp. 984-989. ISSN 0950-0618, DOI

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In order to improve the properties of asphalt mixture and reduce the negative impact of the waste materials on nature and the environment, it seems to be logical to propose a means of re-using waste materials in engineering and industrial construction projects such as road pavement. The current paper presents an experimental research on the application of waste plastic bottles (Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)) as an additive in stone mastic asphalt (SMA). Wheel tracking, moisture susceptibility, resilient modulus and drain down tests were carried out on the mixtures that included various percentages of waste PET as 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 by weight of bitumen content. By experimentation, the appropriate range for the amount of waste PET was determined to be 4-6 by weight of the bitumen content. The results show that the addition of waste PET into the mixture has a significant positive effect on the properties of SMA which could improve the mixture's resistance against permanent deformation (rutting), increase the stiffness of the mix, provide lower binder drain down and promotion of re-use and recycling of waste materials in a more environmentally and economical way.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):3 Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus CODEN: CBUME Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Zargar, M.; Center for Transportation Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Zahw, M.A.A., (1996) Development of Testing Framework for Evaluation of Rutting Resistance of Asphalt Mixes, , A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in Civil Engineering; Moghaddam, T.B., Karim, M.R., Abdelaziz, M., A review on fatigue and rutting performance of asphalt mixes (2011) Sci Res Essays, 6 (4), pp. 670-682; Tortum, A., Celik, C., Aydin, A.C., Determination of the optimum conditions for tire rubber in asphalt concrete (2005) Build Environ, 40, pp. 1492-1504; Tayfur, S., Ozen, H., Aksoy, A., Investigation of rutting performance of asphalt mixtures containing polymer modifiers (2007) Constr Build Mater, 21, pp. 328-337; Chiu, C.-T., Li-Cheng, L., A laboratory study on stone matrix asphalt using ground tire rubber (2007) J Constr Build Mater, 21, pp. 1027-1033; Brown, E.R., Cooley, L.A., Designing stone matrix asphalt mixtures for rut-resistant pavements (1999) National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, , Washington DC, USA, Report no. 425; Al-Hadidy, A.I., Yi-Qiu, T., Mechanistic approach for polypropylene-modified flexible pavements (2009) Mater des, 30, pp. 1133-1140; Mahrez, A., Karim, M.R., Katman, H.Y., Fatigue and deformation properties of glass fiber reinforced bituminous mixes (2005) J Eastern Asia Soc Transport Stud, 6, pp. 997-1007; Behbehani, H., Nowbakht, S., Fazaeli, H., Rahmani, J., Effect of fiber type and content on the performance of stone mastic asphalt (2009) J Appl Sci, 9 (10), pp. 1980-1984; Asi, I.M., Laboratory comparison study for the use of stone matrix asphalt in hot weather climates (2006) Constr Build Mater, 20, pp. 982-989; Moghadas, N.F., Aflaki, E., Mohammadi, M.A., Fatigue behavior of SMA and HMA mixtures (2010) Constr Build Mater, 24, pp. 1158-1165; Muniandy, R., Ishak, S.B., Radin, U.R.S., Study on the use of oil palm fiber in rubberized stone mastic asphalt (2001) Road Safe Res Cent REAAA J, 7 (1), pp. 19-24; Ahmedzade, P., Yilmaz, M., Effect of polyester resin additive on the properties of asphalt binders and mixtures (2008) Constr Build Mater, 22, pp. 481-486; Yildirim, Y., Polymer modified asphalt binders (2007) Constr Build Mater, 21, pp. 66-72; Ai-Hadidy, A.I., Tan, Y.-Q., Mechanistic analysis of ST and SBS-modified flexible pavements (2009) Constr Build Mater, 23, pp. 2941-2950; Tapkin, S., Cevik, A., Usar, U., Accumulated strain prediction of polypropylene modified Marshall specimens in repeated creep test using artificial neural networks (2009) Expert Syst Appl, 36, pp. 11186-11197; Ozen, H., Aksoy, A., Tayfur, S., Celik, F., Laboratory performance comparison of the elastomer-modified asphalt mixtures (2008) Build Environ, 43, pp. 1270-1277; Awwad, M.T., Shbeeb, L., The use of polyethylene in hot asphalt mixtures (2007) Am J Appl Sci, 4 (6), pp. 390-396; Chen, H., Xu, Q., Chen, Sh., Zhang, Z., Evaluation and design of fiber-reinforced asphalt mixtures (2009) Mater des, 30, pp. 2595-2603; Ahmed, L.A., Improvement of Marshall properties of the asphalt concrete mixtures using the polyethylene as additive (2007) Eng Technol, 25 (3), pp. 383-394; Xue, Y., Hou, H., Zhu, Sh., Zha, J., Utilization of municipal solid waste incineration ash in stone mastic asphalt mixture: Pavement performance and environmental impact (2009) Constr Build Mater, 23, pp. 989-996; Siddique, R., (2008) Recycled/waste Plastic. 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Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental impact, Polymers, Stone mastic asphalt, Waste materials, Experimental research, Industrial construction, Moisture susceptibility, Performance evaluation, Permanent deformations, Resilient modulus, Road pavements, Stone mastic asphalts, Waste PET, Waste plastic, Waste polyethylene terephthalates, Wheel tracking, Asphalt pavements, Bituminous materials, Mastic asphalt, Mixtures, Plastic bottles, Wastes, Polyethylene terephthalates
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 01:47
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 09:13

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