Materiales de Construcción, Vol 63, No 310 (2013)

A comparative study of natural zeolite and synthetic zeolite as an additive in warm asphalt mixes


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2013.05911

A. Alonso
Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, La Habana, Cuba

E. Tejeda
Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, La Habana, Cuba

F. Moreno
Universidad de Granada, Spain

M. C. Rubio
Universidad de Granada, Spain

E. Medel
Universidad Politédcnica de Valencia, Spain

Abstract


Zeolite can be used as an ingredient in warm bituminous
mixes to reduce manufacturing temperatures. The
zeolite for this purpose is usually synthetic, but natural
zeolite can also be used. The research presented in this
paper analyzed the use of natural zeolite from Cuba in
the form of sand and filler as an additive in warm asphalt
mixes and compared it to asphalt mixes with synthetic
zeolite. The mixes were given the Marshall tests, and
their moisture sensitivity and stiffness modulus values
were also obtained. The results showed that both types
of mix had a similar performance, which was only slightly
lower than that of the reference mix. The use of different
dosages of natural zeolite in the mixes gave the best
results when the zeolite was incorporated as filler. This
study demonstrated that the use of natural zeolite is an
effective way of reducing the temperature of bituminous
mixes.

Keywords


half-warm asphalt mixes; zeolite; environmental impact; reduction of emissions

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