Approximately 13.5 million tons of car every year are discarded tire in the world, mostly for lack of tread depth. You are simply awesome. Many of them end up in landfills, at least as many to be burnt, especially in cement kilns. Only a small portion is recycled. Left steel and rubber remain the granules can be mixed with Asphalt and the covering of Tartan running tracks attached to it. The valuable ingredients are not recovered is due to the high cost.
This can now change. "We have focused on, from an old car tyre to create a valuable product," says Duong Hai Minh, a Professor at the National University of Singapore. "This creates a strong incentive to burn waste tires as waste, but recycled material to."
The product that he has developed together with his colleagues, Nhan Phan-Thien, is a multi-use, lightweight foam. With a density of 57 to 126 milligrams per cubic centimetre, he comes in Styrofoam pretty close. The foam absorbs efficiently Oil and other liquids, so that it can be used after accidents. He also insulates, wool is about as good as mineral. Also as a sound absorber, it can be used.Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 19:19