Lab and Field Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures with Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Waste, Phase 2

Waste plastic has emerged as a global environmental crisis, with plastic debris adding to landfills and contaminating both land and aquatic environments with macro and micro plastics. Dry-process recycling of waste plastic into asphalt allows higher recycling amounts to be pursued, and greatly expands the number of contractors that can readily gear up for pilot projects and if successful, routine production. Because of the head start in waste plastic research with an ongoing project with Dow, this project starts with a comprehensive field demonstration project in the spring/summer of 2021, followed by subsequent lab testing, additional field demonstration projects, and long-term monitoring of field projects. A test section utilizing ground tire rubber (GTR) will be part of the 2021 project in Columbia.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $324,475
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Missouri Department of Transportation

      1617 Missouri Boulevard
      P.O. Box 270
      Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
    • Project Managers:

      Harper, Jennifer

    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation

      Lafferre Hall
      416 S 6th St.
      Columbia, Missouri  United States  65201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Buttlar, William

    • Start Date: 20210415
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230428
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01784662
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TR202125
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 13 2021 12:16PM