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Roads Made of Plastic Waste in India? Yes! Meet the Professor Who Pioneered the Technique.

Question asked by Ramani Aswath in #Coffee Room on Feb 5, 2016
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Feb 5, 2016
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A Government order in November 2015 has made it mandatory for all road developers in the country to use waste plastic, along with bituminous mixes, for road construction. This is to help overcome the growing problem of plastic waste disposal in India. The technology for this was developed by the ‘Plastic Man’ of India, Prof Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Professor of Chemistry at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai.
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Roads Made of Plastic Waste in India? Yes! Meet the Professor Who Pioneered the Technique. Posted in: #Coffee Room
Koushal Patel
Koushal Patel · Feb 5, 2016
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Sadly, this type of news is not in the mainstream media. Thanks for sharing it. I see people throwing the plastics here and there, without thinking the fact that it won't degrade. Next steps should be to have some collection center in huge scale and . A salute to Prof. R. Vasudevan. But while preparing plastone, does its ingredients emits gases?
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Feb 5, 2016
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Koushal Patel
But while preparing plastone, does its ingredients emits gases?
Apparently no gases are emitted. Most polymers will not fume at the temperatures of bitumen. It is usually the bitumen itself that fumes a bit.
Mechie Projects
Mechie Projects · Feb 5, 2016
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How much is the bond-strength between plastic and bitumen? N what about the packing density? Definitely some study would have been done.

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