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Characterization of Bitumen and Modified Bitumen (e-PMB) using FT-IR, Thermal and SEM techniques

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Chemistry, Maharishi Ved Vyas Engg College, Jagadhri, INDIA
  • 2 Flexible Pavement Division, Central Road Research, New-Delhi, INDIA
  • 3 Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Yamunanagar, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 31-36, August,18 (2012)


In last five years WEEE production increases to an alarming rate. At present, there are number of methods to manage it such as dismantling and recovering of reusable parts like costly metals and incineration, pyrolysis, recycling of plastic components and lastly disposal in landfilling etc. but some of these processes are energy consuming and are neither cost effective nor eco-friendly. Therefore, the present study focuses on the effective and sustainable management of e-plastic waste left after recovery of metallic portion from discarded E-gadgets. It deals with the development of modified binder from e-plastic waste with an aim to find an innovative technology for its effective use to produce bituminous mixes used for road construction and to minimize it in the environment. To meet this objective homogenous blend (e-PMB) of e- polymers and bitumen were prepared using an electrically operated stirrer. These blends are then characterized using FT-IR, Thermal and SEM techniques.


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