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Potential use of shredded tyre as a filter medium in subsurface drainage layer

Sulaeman, Agus and Hamdan, Rafidah and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Aswad (2015) Potential use of shredded tyre as a filter medium in subsurface drainage layer. In: Proceedings of Engineering Technology International Conference (ETIC 2015), 10-11 Ogos 2015, Kuantan, Pahang.


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In line with the growth in road traffic, substantial quantities of used tyre are beimg discarded annually thTough0ut the world. The current techniques to dispose this giant stockpile of used tyre where it is deposited in landfills. Tyres occupy a great volume of the landfill space, as compaction of the tyres is not possible, and the disintegration is very slow. This result to environmental problems such as, the tytes may accumulate rainwater and in this way will establish insect breeding grounds for mosquitoes (health risk like dengue). In this research used tyres was thoroughly studied to find the potential use of shredded tyre as a filter medium in subsurface drainage layer. Hence, the permeability tests and dry sieve analysis were setup to find the permeability coefficient (k) to fit the filter design criteria. However, since the tyres contain several chemical and metal compositions, Toxicity Cbaracteristics Leaching Procedure (TCLP) tests were demonstrated to investigate the leaching level of recycle shredded tyre. The result shows, the data obtained from Dry Sieve Analysis and Permeability Test has passing the Filter Performance Criteria which is Permeability Criterion and Retention Criterion. Apart from that, the hazardow constituent or leaching level of shredded tyre has showed the level is below the regulatory limits. From the parameter and data obtained, a conclusion can be made, where the shredded fyre has a promising potential and suitable to be used as filter medium in subsurface drainage layer

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: shreddedtyre; filters in subsurface drainage layer; filters medium; filters perfomance criteria; retention criterion; permeability criterion
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA365-367 Acoustics in engineering. Acoustical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 06:40
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 06:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7017
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