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GUIDED BY

DR A.K. NAYAK
PRESENTED BY
SUBHASHREE TRIPATHY
ROLL NO-12020001
BRANCH-CIVIL

WHAT ARE PLASTIC ROADS????
The roads constructed using waste plastic, popularly
known
as Plastic Roads, are found to perform better
compared
to those constructed with conventional bitumen
WHY WE NEED IT ???


1)Disposal of waste plastic is a major problem.



2)It is non-biodegradable.
3)Because the recycled plastic is more dangerous than the original
To dispose.








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4)Burning of these waste plastic bags causes
environmental pollution.





5)studies proved that waste plastic enhances the
property of the mix.
BASIC PROCESSES
1. Segregation .
2. Cleaning process .
3. Shredding process .
4. Collection process
1.SEGREGATION
plastic waste collected from various sources must
be separated from other waste.
Maximum thickness of 60 microns.
SEGREGATION PROCESS
2 cleaning process
 Plastic waste get cleaned and dried.
cleaning process
3 Shredding process
will be shredded or cut into small piece.
the different types of plastic wastes are mixed
together

shredding process
4 Collection process
the plastic waste retaining in 2.36 mm is collected.
collected plastic
On site execution
There are two type of execution

 1. WET PROCESS

 2. DRY PROCESS
WET PROCESS
 Blending of waste plastics by direct mixing
of shredded plastics with hot bitumen at 160°C
 Mechanical stirrer is needed as the mixing is
difficult because of difference in viscosities of
molten polymer and bitumen.
 Addition of stabilizers and proper cooling are
required.
 Since the wet process require a lot of investment
and bigger plants
 Not commonly used..
Dry Process
 This process is developed by Dr. Vasudevan.
 The aggregate is heated to 170°C in the Mini hot Mix
Plant .

MINI HOT MIX PLANT
The shredded plastic waste is
added in equal proportion.

WASTE PLASTICS MIXED WITH THE
HOT AGGREGATES
This plastics gets coated over the
aggregate uniformly.
THEN THE BITUMEN IS ADDED IN THE
MIXTURE AT A TEMPERATURE AROUND
155-163 °C
The mixture is transferred to the
road and the road is laid.
Road is being laid
COMPARISON BETWEEN ORDINARY BITUMINOUS ROADS AND WASTE PLASTIC BITUMINOUS
ROADS:-
S.No. Properties Plastic Road Ordinary Road
1. MARSHALL STABILITY VALUE MORE LESS
2. BINDING PROPERTY BETTER GOOD
3. DURABILITY OF ROADS BETTER GOOD
4. COST OF PAVEMENT LESS MORE
5. TENSILE STRENGTH HIGH LESS
6. MAINTENANCE COST ALMOST NILL LESS
7. STRIPPING(POT HOLES) NO MORE
8. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY YES NO

10. COST OF PAVEMENT LESS NORMAL
11. MAINTENANCE COST ALMOST NIL MORE
12. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY YES NO
ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC ROAD
1) The strength of the road is increased .

2) The load withstanding property increases. It helps
to satisfy today’s need of increased road transport.

3) For 1km road, 1 ton of plastic (10 lakh carry bags) is
used and 1 ton of bitumen is saved.

4)Value of waste plastics is increased.(cost per
kilogram increases from Rs 4 to Rs12).

 5) The cost of road construction is also decreased.

ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC ROAD
 6) Reduce the cost to around Rs. 5000/Km. of single
lane road.
7)Generate jobs for rag pickers.
 8) The maintenance cost of road is almost nil.

9)Disposal of waste plastic will no longer be a problem.

10) The use of waste plastics on the road has helped to
provide better place for burying the plastic waste without
causing disposal problem.


DISADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC ROAD
1. Cleaning process -:
Toxics present in the co-mingled plastic waste would
start leaching.
2. During the road laying process -:
In the presence of chlorine will definitely release
noxious
HCL gas.
3.After the road laying -:
It is opinioned that the first rain will triggerleaching.
As the plastics will merely form a sticky layer.

WASTE PLASTIC ROADS
CONSTRUCTED:-
 The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has used plastic on
about 600 km of roads, including many thoroughfares and arterial
roads.
 It uses the plastic blend in at least 25% of the road-laying works,
including the present project to upgrade about 45 roads in the city.
 The plastic model was successful on major roads in Bangalore,
including -:
 Shankar Mutt Road,
 K H Road,
 M G Road (towards Trinity Circle),
 J C Nagar Road ,
 Miller's Road and Cunningham Road,
 inner ring road,
 Rajarajeshwari Junction,
 Mysore Bangalore state highway.

Puttanna Chetty Town Hall 
CONCLUSION:-
 Evidence of Better Performance of the
Plastic Roads-:
The performance studies carried out on the roads
constructed in Tamil Nadu indicated satisfactory
performance with good skid resistance, good
texture value, stronger and less amount of
progressive unevenness over a period of time.
 The experimentation carried out by CRRI also
indicated better stability value, indicating higher
strength, less flow and more air voids.

 The use of the innovative technology not only
strengthened the road construction but also
increased the road life as well as will help to improve
the environment and also creating a source of
income.
It is hoped that in near future we will have strong,
durable and eco-friendly roads which will relieve the
earth from all type of plastic-waste .

Hence the use of waste plastics for pavement is one of
the best methods for easy disposal of waste plastics.
QUESTION?????