IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chander Bhal Roy
Scrap tires are being produced and accumulated in large volumes causing an increasing threat to the environment. In order to eliminate the negative effect of these depositions and in terms of sustainable development there is great interest in the recycling of these non hazardous solid wastes. The potential of using rubber from worn tires in many civil engineering works have been studied for more than 20 years. Tire wastes can be used light weight material either in the form of powder, chips, shredded and as a whole. Applications of tire rubber proven to be effective in protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. They are used above and below ground water. Many work regarding the use of scrap tires in geotechnical application have been done especially as embankment materials (Ghani et al, 2002) The reuse application for tire is how the tire are processing basically includes shredding, removing of metal reinforcing and further shredding until the desired materials are achieved. A passenger car tire contains approximately 26% carbon black, 47% natural rubber, 30% of synthetic rubber. India is fabricating one lakh metric ton of recycle rubber which is sold@ Rs 70 per Kg.