An approach to the usage of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste as roadway pavement material


GÜRÜ M. , ÇUBUK M. K. , Arslan D., Farzanian S. A. , BİLİCİ İ.

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, cilt.279, ss.302-310, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 279
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.07.018
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.302-310

Özet

This study investigates an application area for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle waste which has become an environmental problem in recent decades as being a considerable part of the total plastic waste bulk. Two novel additive materials, namely Thin Liquid Polyol PET (TLPP) and Viscous Polyol PET (VPP), were chemically derived from waste PET bottles and used to modify the base asphalt separately for this aim. The effects of TLPP and VPP on the asphalt and hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixture properties were detected through conventional tests (Penetration, Softening Point, Ductility, Marshall Stability, Nicholson Stripping) and Superpave methods (Rotational Viscosity, Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR), Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR)). Also, chemical structures were described by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) techniques. Since TLPP and VPP were determined to improve the low temperature performance and fatigue resistance of the asphalt as well as the Marshall Stability and stripping resistance of the HMA mixtures based on the results of the applied tests, the usage of PET waste as an asphalt roadway pavement material offers an alternative and a beneficial way of disposal of this ecologically hazardous material. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.