Comparison of the Polyethylene and SBS Polymer Modified Bitumen’s Effect – A Case Study

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-22 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : U.Arun Kumar, P.V.V Satyanarayana
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V22P268


U.Arun Kumar, P.V.V Satyanarayana"Comparison of the Polyethylene and SBS Polymer Modified Bitumen’s Effect – A Case Study", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V22(7),325-330 April 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

The ever increasing road traffic coupled with inadequate degree of maintenance has led to a continuous and accelerated deterioration of road network in various countries across the globe. This amass waste development itself prompted the researchers to go for the modification of the conventional bitumen by mixing it with recycled waste plastic materials like Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene, and Polyvinyl Chloride etc. The bitumen mixed with any of the above recycled polymers is often referred to as polymer modified bitumen. In this study two polymers namely Polyethylene and Styrene- Butadiene-Styrene are taken and their effect is studied vis-a-vis against the conventional bitumen with regard to their index and engineering properties by partial replacement of conventional bitumen with the above mentioned polymer modifiers. Findings from this study reveals that the polymer modified bitumen’s offer better engineering properties there by increasing the durability of the road to a certain extent and their usage will also serve as a means of managing the waste menace properly.


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Polymer, Recycled waste, Asphalt Mix, Penetration, Softening point, Ductility, Stability, Flow, Unit weight.