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Innovative Reuse of All Tyre Components in Concrete

Objective

An estimated one billion tyres are discarded each year. Post-Consumer tyre arisings for EU countries (2010) are 3.4M tonnes per year. At the moment nearly 50% of all recycled tyres/components still end up as fuel, in low grade applications or in landfill.

All tyre constituents (rubber, high strength steel cord and wire, high strength textile reinforcement) are high quality materials and deserve to be reused for their relevant properties.

Construction is the highest user of materials with concrete being the most popular structural material. Concrete is inherently brittle in compression (unless suitably confined) and weak in tension and, hence, it is normally reinforced with steel bars or fibres. The authors believe that highly confined rubberised concrete can lead to highly deformable concrete elements and structures and that tyre steel and textile fibres can be used as concrete reinforcement to control shrinkage cracking.

Hence, the aim of this proposal is to develop innovative solutions to reuse all tyre components in high value innovative concrete applications with reduced environmental impact.

To achieve this aim, the proposed project will have to overcome scientific and technological challenges in:
• Development of novel confined rubberised concrete materials and reinforcement
• Development of high deformability RC elements suitable for integral bridge elements and base isolation systems for vibrations and seismic applications
• Development of concrete mixes using recycled steel fibres for use in various applications such as slabs on grade, suspended slabs, precast concrete elements and pumpable self compacting concrete or screed
• Development of concrete mixes using recycled tyre polymer fibres for crack control
• Development of novel concrete applications using combinations of the different tyre by-products
• Undertaking demonstrations projects using the developed materials/applications
• Development and implementation of standardised LCA/LCCA protocols

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/structural engineering/earthquake engineering/base isolation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/recycling

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 676 772,54
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 986
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
TWINCON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 405 926,10
Address
Leavy Greave Road 40
S3 7RD Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Waldron (Prof.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU GRADEVINSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 307 008,86
Address
Fra Andrije Kacica Miosica 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marijana Serdar (Dr.)
ARKADA DRUSTVO ZA IZGRADNJU, PROIZVODNJU, FINANCIRANJE, TRGOVINU, INZENJERING I PROJEKTIRANJE S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 41 304
Address
Kolodvorska 1 A
47250 Duga Resa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marija Ivanic (Mrs.)
GRADMONT DOO ZA GRADEVINARSTVO INZENJERING PROMET I USLUGE GRADACAC
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 85 367,94
Address
Donje Ledenice Bb
76250 Gradacac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nihad Muminovic (Mr.)
WERKOS DOO ZA INZENJERING U GRADITELJSTVU

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 22 533,84
Address
Ulica Borova 6
31000 Osijek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sanda Bajtl (Mrs.)
DULEX DOO, PROIZVODNJA, TRGOVINA IUSLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 35 488
Address
Frankopanska 81
42230 Ludbreg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nino Dulikravic (Mr.)
GUMIIMPEX GUMI RECIKLAZA I PROIZVODNJA DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 15 688,20
Address
Mihovila Pavleka Miskine 64C
42000 Varazdin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivica Hren (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 374 000
Address
B Dul Dimitru Mangeron 67
700050 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolae Taranu (Prof.)
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 344 417
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charalambos Chrisostomou (Dr.)
ZEBRA GENERAL CONSTRUCTIONS LTD

Participation ended

Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 7 410
Address
Propyleon Odos 22 Strovolos
1510 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Zachariou (Mr.)
ADRIATICA RICICLAGGIO E AMBIENTE ABRUZZO SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 975,57
Address
Via G. Mazzini 34
67027 Raiano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ettore Musacchi (Dr.)
EUROPEAN TYRE RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 129 810
Address
Place De La Cathedrale 29
67000 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Valerie Shulman (Dr.)
COMSA SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Calle Viriato 47
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joan Peset (Mr.)
FHECOR INGENIEROS CONSULTORES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 501,55
Address
Calle Barquillo 23
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alejandro Pérez Caldentey (Dr.)
ZYP INGENERIA GEOMATICA SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida Cordoba 15
28026 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis ángel García De Fernando (Mr.)