Materiales de Construcción, Vol 67, No 327 (2017)

Evaluation of bio-materials’ rejuvenating effect on binders for high-reclaimed asphalt content mixtures


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.04516

A. Jiménez del Barco-Carrión
Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2135-5455

M. Pérez-Martínez
L’UNAM Université, Institut Française des Sciences, et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8194-768X

A. Themeli
L’UNAM Université, Institut Française des Sciences, et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0191-0228

D. Lo Presti
Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5125-8074

P. Marsac
L’UNAM Université, Institut Française des Sciences, et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9021-7419

S. Pouget
Eiffage Infrastructures, Direction de Recherche et Innovation, United Kingdom
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3857-6569

F. Hammoum
L’UNAM Université, Institut Française des Sciences, et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8449-9707

E. Chailleux
L’UNAM Université, Institut Française des Sciences, et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-577X

G. D. Airey
Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2891-2517

Abstract


The interest in using bio-materials in pavement engineering has grown significantly over the last decades due to environmental concerns about the use of non-recoverable natural resources. In this paper, bio-materials are used together with Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) to restore some of the properties of the aged bitumen present in mixtures with high RA content. For this purpose, two bio-materials are studied and compared to conventional and polymer modified bitumens. Blends of these materials with RA bitumen were produced and studied to simulate a 50% RA mixture. The rejuvenating effect of the two bio-materials on RA has been assessed and compared with the effect of the conventional binders. Apparent Molecular Weight Distribution of the samples (obtained by the ?-method) and different rheological parameters were used for this purpose. Results revealed the power of bio-materials to rejuvenate RA bitumen, showing their capability to be used as fresh binders in high-RA content mixtures.

Keywords


Bio-material; Reclaimed asphalt; High content; Rejuvenation; Rheology

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