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RE: Rubber Build-up on Airport Runways




Provided the tires are composed of the same materials (or better) as
automotive tires, the rubber should be acceptable to any processor that
might convert auto tires to crumb rubber.  Processing auto tires to crumb
rubber for re-use is a difficult process.  Unless the rubber is contaminated
or otherwise unfit for use as crumb I would think any processor would
consider it a bargain.

Ric

		-----Original Message-----
		From:	Mihalik, Kimberly D.
[mailto:KIMBERLY.D.MIHALIK@saic.com]
		Sent:	Friday, February 11, 2000 1:10 PM
		To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
		Subject:	FW: Rubber Build-up on Airport Runways

		Does anyone have any experience with this?

		=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
		Kim Mihalik
		Environmental Engineer
		SAIC MS R-4-3
		11251 Roger Bacon Dr.
		Reston VA 20190-5232
		ph: 703/318-4594
		fax: 703/736-0826


		> -----Original Message-----
		> 
		> > > > Subject: FW: Rubber Build-up on Airport Runways
		> > > > 
		>  >  > A member of our team was recently by someone from an
International
		> >  >  > Airport about rubber build-up on the airport's
runways.
		> Apparently, 
		> >  >  the amount of rubber left on the runways by repeated
landings and 
		> >  >  takeoffs is considerable, and all large airports
routinely have the 
		> >  >  rubber build-up removed.  The airport has been
landfilling this 
		> >  >  material in the past, and they are interested in
exploring options
		>  > >  for diverting it.
		> > >  > 
		> > >  > No amount of web-searching has been able to turn up
anything on
		> this
		> > >  > topic.  Can you point me towards any information
that the airport 
		> > > folks might find useful?
		> > > > 
		> > > > Thanks!
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