Italy to test and promote recycled rubber noise reduction strategies
On 23 May in Rome, the presentation of the Life SNEAK project – Optimized Surfaces against noise and vibrations produced by tramway track and road traffic, will take place.
This new European project, of which Ecopneus is a partner, will take place in Rome, at the Cicerone Hotel, together with VIE EN.RO.SE. INGEGNERIA S.r.l, ASSTRA, MOPI S.r.l., University of Florence – Department of Industrial Engineering, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria – Department of Information, Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Engineering.
The main challenge of the project is the reduction of noise from road traffic and from wheel-rail contact from trams, which mainly affect densely populated urban areas. The project, which centres on the city of Florence, involves the construction of a low-noise stretch of road surface made with recycled materials, such as rubber powder from End-of-Life Tires. Furthermore, retrofit solutions with life cycle costs comparable to those of standard surfaces will be tested, obtaining a substantial reduction in noise.
Among the speakers at the meeting will also be Serena Sgarioto, Ecopneus Innovation Manager, who will help outline the state of the art of the use and diffusion in Italy of asphalts modified with recycled rubber powder from ELTs.