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A review of using Aggregate Coated Waste Polymer Blend with Bitumen for Pavement Construction

Hailegebriel Gemechu Shebu, Belete Tessema Asfaw, Meroda Tesfaye Gari


Over the years, plastics have become the chosen wrapping material by pro of their dominance over other conventional materials. Based on this many studies on polymer modified bitumen mixture have been conducted for the past three decades. Although addition of Waste polymers to asphalt for the purpose of enhancing the properties of asphalt over a wide temperature range in paving applications was contemplated quite some time ago, the result shows improving the road pavement performance as compared to the asphalt pavement. This paper is a review of using Aggregate Coated Waste Polymer Blend with Bitumen for Pavement Construction.  In this study, a critical review on the benefits of using waste polymer blend in bitumen is presented followed by a review of general studies on using polymers in bitumen in order to improve the properties of pavement. Conversely, disposal of this waste material including waste plastic bags has become a serious problem and waste plastics are burnt for apparent disposal which cause environmental pollution. Additionally, this waste plastic bag in bituminous mixes has proved that which enhance the properties of mix solving in addition to, disposal problems. This study investigated A review of using Aggregate Coated Waste Polymer Blend with Bitumen for Pavement Construction are considered, not only as a progressive option in terms of sustainability, as an eye-catching option in improving the performance and amenity life of the pavement.


Aggregate, Asphalt, Waste polymer, Pavement

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