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Unique article on 100% recycling published

posted Aug 6, 2014, 7:16 AM by Martins Zaumanis   [ updated Sep 28, 2014, 8:57 AM ]

100% hot-mix recycling

A truly unique article entitled "100% Recycled Hot Mix Asphalt: a Review and Analysis" has been published by journal "Resources, Conservation and Recycling." This is the first scientific article presenting 100% recycling technologies and the necessary steps to produce totally recycled asphalt. I have also created a video describing 100% asphalt recycling which can be viewed on the left.
Based on literature analysis and contacting multiple 100% recycled asphalt producers, the paper presents:
-Eleven readily available technologies for 100% RAP in-plant recycling.
-Performance of such mixtures dating back from the 1970s until nowadays both in the field and lab. 
-The methods for mixture design of 100% recycled asphalt. 
-Practical steps to  ensure performance while minimizing wasted material.
-Estimates of the economic gains from total recycling per tonne of mixture and a calculation is performed to determine the time to break even initial investment in plant technology.
-Calculation of environmental effects. 

Further information on 100 % recycled asphalt is available in this website here.
The article can be downloaded here