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This younger Mexican created potholes by recycling tires

Can you imagine a world with no potholes in the streets? This could become a reality with the support of Israel Antonio Briseño's invention: a walkway that also regenerates with water.

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June
9, 2021

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur because of this process.

This story originally appeared on México Desconocido

National pride! Thanks to a young Mexican, the potholes could go away forever. And a road surface was created that can regenerate itself on contact with water and also consists of reused tires. Get to know the story!

The invention was called Paflec (which refers to rubber floors with self-regenerating properties) and was developed by Israel Antonio Briseño, who studied civil engineering at the Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAdeC).

Paflec is made of a material that, through chemical reactions, enables the pavement to repair itself when it comes into contact with water; In addition, it is made from the rubber found in car tires, so it is also a way of treating this waste.

Congratulations! #OrgulloUAdeC to graduate ISRAEL ANTONIO BRISEÑO CARMONA from Coahuila Autonomous University for receiving the James Dyson Award, an international competition that inspires and encourages young engineers around the world to do innovative projects pic.twitter.com/wc92iovoc1

– @UAdeC (@UAdeC) September 24, 2019

The mixture can be applied to the cracks and potholes so that they are automatically healed when the water hits. It is worth noting that although the sidewalks that regenerate existed before Paflec, that of Briseño is different. According to Briseño, this is due to the use of the tires.

On the other hand, Briseño won several awards thanks to its innovative product. Among them is first place during the James Dyson Mexico; It is an international competition whose mission is to encourage young engineers to develop innovative products that make it possible to solve common problems.

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