Rubber Recycling: Challenges and Developments
CHAPTER 6: Testing and Industrial Characterization of Waste Rubber
Published:03 Oct 2018
Special Collection: 2018 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Green Chemistry
Suprabha Bandyopadhyay, Md. Minhajur Rahman, Soumanti Hazra, Jin Kuk Kim, Prosenjit Saha, 2018. "Testing and Industrial Characterization of Waste Rubber", Rubber Recycling: Challenges and Developments, Jin Kuk Kim, Prosenjit Saha, Sabu Thomas, Józef T Haponiuk, M K Aswathi
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Testing and characterizing a material are the key steps that draw the attention of an engineer prior to designing new materials out of conventional materials. Out of numerous polymers dominating the manufacturing industries, our prime focus is on rubber and its unique properties. With numerous grades and varieties of synthetic rubber constituting the rubber industry, there arises the need for unique testing methods for rubber to precisely assess the quality and properties of this material. In this chapter, we attempt to give a picture of a section of the rubber laboratory dealing with the testing of rubber samples. Bulk production out of limited resources remains the second most important concern of this industry. Hence, the need arises for the reuse and recycling of waste rubber. The second part of the chapter deals with various fields of exploring waste rubber and summarizes the effect of waste rubber on the characteristics of various materials modified using waste rubber.