Sadhan K. De, Avraam Isayev, Klementina Khait. Rubber Recycling

Sadhan K. De, Avraam Isayev, Klementina Khait

Rubber Recycling

600 pages


  • Offers sound solutions to a serious, though mostly ignored waste issue
  • Introduces six chapters of updated information on new uses and practical applications found nowhere else
  • Involves leading experts from across the world
  • Provides significant background information on both the fundamentals of rubber manufacturing and the history of recycling
  • Presents compelling market driven motivations for industry to reinvest itself in rubber recycling

The safe disposal and reuse of industrial and consumer rubber waste continues to pose a serious threat to environmental safety and health, despite the fact that the technology now exits for its effective recycling and reuse. Mountains of used tires confirm the belief that chemically crosslinked rubber is one of the most difficult materials to recycle. That coupled with a long history of failed attempts to create quality products from crumb rubber has resulted in such a resistance to new ideas concerning rubber recycling that very little literature on the subject has even seen the light of day.

Rubber Recycling is one of those rare books that has the potential to directly impact our ecological well-being. The editors of this important volume have filled a void in technological responsibility by bringing together a group of international experts who, using substantial research evidence, prove that the utilization of recycled rubber is not just desirable, but is also quite feasible and profitable.

This text provides a thorough overview of the fundamentals of rubber and the challenges of recycling. However, the heart of the book lies in its detailed explanation of the various processes currently available to breakdown, recycle, and reuse crosslinked rubber. These include

Unconventional polymer recycling High-pressure, high-temperature sintering Ultrasonic and non ultrasonic devulcanization The use of tire particles as replacement aggregates for low-strength concrete material The utilization of powdered rubber waste in the production of rubber compounds The future potential for recycling waste rubber by blending it with waste plastics

Never forgetting that these technologies are meaningless without industry participation, the book concludes with a highly practical discussion on how present market demands can be met with recycled rubber.



Manufacturing Practices for the Development of Crumb Rubber Materials from Whole Tires

Quality Performance Factors for Tire-Derived Materials

Untreated and Treated Rubber Powder

Tire Rubber Recycling by Mechanochemical Processing

Recycling Cross-Linked Networks via High-Pressure, High-Temperature Sintering

Powdered Rubber Waste in Rubber Compounds

Rubber Recycling by Blending with Plastics

Strategies for Reuse of Rubber Tires

Ultrasonic Devulcanization of Used Tires and Waste Rubbers

Devulcanization by Chemical and Thermomechanical Means

Conversion of Used Tires to Carbon Black and Oil by Pyrolysis

Markets for Scrap Tires and Recycled Rubber