I'm starting my research regarding use of waste engine oil in bituminous pavement. My question is what are the things I should consider while doing research on this topic? And how waste engine oil will help us to solve problems related to bituminous pavement?
It will be your most kindness by helping me regarding this topic.
Hi and thank you for your question and work. I'm a structural engineer but am deeply involved in sustainability issues. Of particular interest in the Circular Economy (ISO TC 323) or closing the loop on the waste stream and putting waste to beneficial, long-term use.
With regard to something like repurposing waste oils two things come to mind: the economics of oil reuse and, as I'm sure others will suggest, fixing the toxics (heavy metals, benzine, etc.) in the oil. Thus far the economics of materials reuse with the burden of quality assurance and pollution controls has been a big road block to materials reuse. Of especial interest in quantifying and monetizing in some tangible fashion, community health to offset the burdens. If you can crack that nut – you are a hero.
C. Michael Donoghue, PE
Maritech Engineering, Inc
Austin, Texas, USA