Performance and Quality Control of Corrugated Pipe Manufactured with Recycled Polyethylene Content

The objective of this study was to develop specifications and test methods for (1) recycled high-density polyethylene intended for use in the manufacture of corrugated drainage pipe and (2) corrugated pipe manufactured from blends of virgin and recycled high-density polyethylene. In accomplishing this objective, the research examined the structural and service capabilities of corrugated drainage pipe manufactured with recycled high-density polyethylene in typical transportation applications, and evaluated the applicability of existing design and performance standards for corrugated drainage pipe manufactured with virgin high-density polyethylene to that containing recycled high-density polyethylene.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $349819.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 4-32

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Harrigan, Edward

  • Performing Organizations:

    TRI/Environmental, Incorporated

    Austin, TX  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Thomas, Richard

  • Start Date: 20060228
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 10573

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547926
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 4-32
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 17 2014 1:00AM