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Impact of the project:

The realization of this project will bring added value to the used tires; which can contribute to the fight against poverty.
Also, the pollution of the atmosphere by the carbon dioxide released when the tires are burned in the open air will be reduced.
The materials produced will be used in the construction sector. This will reduce the cost of construction.

RAMR2D > Projects > Elaboration of eco-materials for construction from concrete incorporating used tire aggregates

Each year, nearly 17 million tons of used tires are discarded in nature. In developing countries, this waste poses sanitary problems since it retains water in which certain pathogenic microorganisms develop, such as the anopheles that causes malaria.

The search for ways to recover used tires for ecological management has led researchers to look at their use in the construction industry. In Côte d’Ivoire, according to the barometer of the building and public works group, the building and public works sector grew by 26% annually between 2012 and 2018. However, despite this growth, Côte d’Ivoire is facing a housing deficit varying between 400,000 and 600,000 units.

In this project, it is a question of using the granulates of used tires in the manufacture of eco materials for construction. This will allow firstly to solve the problem of used tires and secondly to allow the populations to have inexpensive materials for the construction.

Principal investigators:

  • Adjoavi Colette DJASSOU, PhD student in waste valorization at CEA-ValoPro of INP-HB adjoavi.djassou19@inphb.ci
  • Dr. Désiré K.M. ABRO, research fellow in materials of INP-HB
  • Pr. Benjamin K. YAO, full professor in chemistry at INP-HB
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