Gamma-ray-shielding properties of composite materials made of recycled sport footwear

Parlar Z., Abdlhamed A., AKKURT İ.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.16, no.9, pp.5113-5116, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Radiation has been one of the realities in our life. Even though it exists naturally in the universe, there are additional forms, which we use in our daily life. As it is used in many different fields, radiation shielding becomes vital nowadays, and thus the main purpose of this study is to evaluate the characteristics and performance of composite materials obtained by recycled sport footwear. Jute fibre was used to obtain composite material in different compositions. The prepared materials exposed by gamma sources Co-60 and Cs-137 in order to test their shielding capabilities. It can be concluded that recycled rubber is suitable to use as radiation protection material with appropriate additives.