Comparison of the Polyethylene and SBS Polymer Modified Bitumen’s Effect – A Case Study
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2015 by IJETT Journal|
|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. www.ijettjournal.org. 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.
 Brian D. Prowell, Jingna Zhang, E. Ray Brown (2005), “Aggregate Properties and the Performance of Superpave- Designed Hot Mix Asphalt”, NCHRP report 539, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., U.S.A, pp. 35.
 Chen, Chang and Lin (2005), “Influence of Coarse Aggregate Shape On The Strength Of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures”, Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 1062-1075.
 Ji Zhang, Junlong Wang, Yiqian Wu, Wenxiu Sun,and Yunpu Wang (2009), “Thermal Behaviour and Improved Properties of SBR and SBR/Natural Bitumen Modified Bitumen”, Iranian Polymer Journal 18 (6), pp 465-478.
 Koichi Takamura, “SBR Synthetic Latex in Paving Applications”, Bitumen Asia 2000, June 20-21, Singapore.
 Reynaldo Roque, Bjorn, Kim (2009), “Guidelines for use of modifiers in superpave mixtures”, Evaluation of SBS modifier Vol. - 1, University of Florida.
 Turk, Johannes, Schmidt, Marco (1999), “Asphalt / Bitumen modification with Elastomeric SBR dispersions”, Asphalt Conference Minsk (Belarus, Europe).
 Yetkin Yildirim (2007), “Polymer Modified Asphalt Binders”, Construction And Building Materials 21, 66-72.
 Yvonne Becker, Maryro P. Mendez and Yajaira Rodriguez (2001),”Polymer Modified Asphalt”, Technol; 9(1):39-50
 Ambika Behl, P.K Jain and Girish Sharma (2012) “Study on Waste Polyvinyl Chloride Modified Bitumen for Paving Applications”, ARRB Conference, pp. 1 – 15.
Polymer, Recycled waste, Asphalt Mix, Penetration, Softening point, Ductility, Stability, Flow, Unit weight.