Developing a warm asphalt mixture using locally emulsion and old paving waste

Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology

Volume (9), Issue (2), Year (30 December 2021), Pages (01-08)


Research Article By:

Jaber Hussein

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Due to the amount of polluting emissions to the environment that are produced by hot mixtures during mixing in factories or their brushing on site, or their effect as waste after removal, it has become necessary to produce alternatives such as cold mixtures or semi-cold (warm) mixtures to reduce the amount of emissions of old pavement waste in Iraq. In this work, the old paving residues were shredded with locally produced emulsion in mixing ratios ranging from 2% to 4% of the total weight of the mixture and the fillers were replaced with Portland cement. The results showed that mixing the old worn pavement residues with the locally produced emulsion of 3.5% of the total weight of the mixture gives an increase in Marshall stability, Marshall flow and good volumetric properties when mixed at 85 ℃. At 25 ℃ the mechanical and volumetric properties are optimal in a curing period of 28 days. When the mixture is made at a temperature of 160 ℃, we get better volumetric and mechanical properties, but they are certainly less environmentally friendly.

Keywords: Old pavement, Emulsion, Curing period, Marshall Stability, Marshall flow

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