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Performance of 100% recycled mixtures can be equivalent to conventional asphalt

posted Nov 7, 2014, 12:52 AM by Martins Zaumanis   [ updated Nov 12, 2014, 5:43 AM ]
Article "Influence of six rejuvenators on the performance properties of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) binder and 100% recycled asphalt mixtures" study has been published in journal "Construction and Building Materials". It describes the evaluation of performance-related properties of 100% recycled asphalt versus a reference virgin mixture. The recycled mixes were rejuvenated using six different additives at 12% dose. All products ensured excellent rutting resistance while providing longer fatigue life when compared to virgin mixtures and most lowered critical cracking temperature. Rejuvenated samples required more compaction
energy compared to virgin and some oils reduced moisture resistance slightly. Download the article here