Modification of Bitumen with Polyethylene and Rubber Wastes

International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research
© 2022 by SSRG - IJCER Journal
Volume 9 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Aliyeva Aida, Shixaliyev Karam, Aliyeva Zahida
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Aliyeva Aida, Shixaliyev Karam, Aliyeva Zahida, "Modification of Bitumen with Polyethylene and Rubber Wastes," SSRG International Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, vol. 9,  no. 2, pp. 13-16, 2022. Crossref,


In the present work, modifications of road oil bitumen based on rubber and polymer waste were studied. Using crumb rubber with a particle size of 0.4–0.8 mm made it possible to obtain asphalt concrete with high physical and mechanical properties. This work confirmed that, in terms of complex parameters, only crumb rubber has the potential to improve the properties of the bituminous binder. It is shown that in the construction and maintenance of roads, high efficiency can be achieved by using a rubber-bitumen composition. As a result of bituminous modification of rubber crumb, the elasticity of the composition increased by 3 times, and the softening point by 2 times. The conducted studies also made it possible to establish that adding crumb rubber and polyethylene waste to bituminous binders increases their adhesion to stone materials.
        However, this increase is insignificant, from 2 (original bitumen) to 3 points with adding polymer waste (on a five-point scale). To improve this indicator, it is desirable to use additives, mineral powders, and high molecular weight petroleum acid. Our studies show that combining polymer waste with HFNC in a modified binder provides high shear, crack, and water resistance to asphalt concrete.


Bitumen, Crumb rubber, Ecology, Modification, Recycling, Softening point.


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