SCRAP TYRES. DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING OPTIONS . A REPORT FROM RAPRA'S INDUSTRY ANALYSIS AND PUBLISHING GROUP

The report begins with a brief description of tyre construction and design and trends in tyre manufacturing and how they may affect subsequent recycling. Chapters include: (1) relevant quantities involved in the production and use of tyres, the numbers of worn tyres and scrap arisings, subsequent retreading and eventual dispoal; (2) the retread industry and its relevance to the recycling issues; (3) the different routes that a non-retreadable tyre may possibly take. These cover possible use as a material, use as a source of energy, non-rubber physical uses and ultimate disposal in dumps and landfill sites; (4) technologies and processes that provide a secondary material or materials. Individual sections deal with rubber crumb, its production and use; pyrolysis; reclaim rubber and other chemical and/or thermal processes which yield a selection of end products; (5) the recovery of energy from scrap tyres by incineration, and the techniques involved. This is followed by a brief review of the use of scrap tyres in some physical inert form for breakwaters, barriers and other civil engineering applications; (6) information on the regulatory initiatives and legislative pressures which are likely to affect the disposal of tyres; (7) an analysis of facts and figures obtained during the study, making comparisons between the activities in different countries, and discussing the options and reviewing the emerging trends in the disposal of tyres.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LTD

    SHAWBURY, SHREWSB URY, SHROPSHIRE  United Kingdom  SY4 4NR
  • Authors:
    • DUFTON, P W
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85957-045-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM