Various applications of worn tires in the protection of the marine coastal environment
The use of worn tires in the protection of beaches and coastal ecosystems solves the problems related to waste tires as well as illegal accumulation and its risks to the environment. Worn tires due to high strength, slow decomposition of cheese with a sticky surface, can be widely used to protect beaches and coastal ecosystems, the tire has a long time flexibility and high durability in the seabed . This feature of tires along with their high resistance and stability against chemicals has led to the widespread use of worn tires due to their special physical properties, and the abundance and availability can be a substitute for many materials ,which is used to protect coastal ecosystems, This reduces the extraction of those materials from the environment. In addition to the above features, the tires also reduce the turbulence effect of the waves due to their elasticity and resilience. Existence of these features has made the car tire widely used in coastal environments.
- Use worn tires as abrasion resistant coatings for beaches
- Use of worn tires as protective coverings for submarine pipelines
- Use worn tires as floating breakwaters
- Use worn tires as bumpers for vessels and docks
- Use worn tires to build protective walls for rivers and estuaries
- Use worn tires to build protective walls in ports
- Use of worn tires as artificial marine habitats
Artificial reefs made of tires are used for a variety of purposes, including floating breakwaters, shock absorbers for docks and tugboats, short dams on rivers, protection of submarine hinge lines, and protective walls in harbors. The main use of tires in coastal areas is as an artificial habitat for the accumulation and absorption of aquatic animals, especially fish.