The use of rejuvenators has seen a consistent increase over the years in the asphalt pavement industry. This is due to the need for maximizing the demand for incorporating a higher amount of Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) in the pavement asphalt mixtures. In order to tackle this challenge, the Task Group 3, focusing on asphalt binders and additives, of the RILEM TC RAP conducted an interlaboratory activity to evaluate the effect of aging on blends of virgin and rejuvenated RA binders. A set of conventional tests including penetration value at 25 °C, softening point temperature and rheological measurements by means of Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) were selected to involve a large number of participants. A binder, recovered from field RA, was treated with a bio-based rejuvenator and blended with a virgin binder to simulate recycling at three different percentages 60, 80, and 100%. These blends, as well as the pure virgin binder, were next short and long term aged and tested to evaluate the changes in the corresponding properties. Relatively consistent results were obtained for the entire set of blends. The aging of combined rejuvenated RA and virgin binders was comparable to that experienced for the pure virgin binder. DSR data provided a more precise evolution of the impact of aging on the materials.

Effect of Aging on the Rheological Properties of Blends of Virgin and Rejuvenated RA Binders

Fabrizio Cardone;
2022

Abstract

The use of rejuvenators has seen a consistent increase over the years in the asphalt pavement industry. This is due to the need for maximizing the demand for incorporating a higher amount of Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) in the pavement asphalt mixtures. In order to tackle this challenge, the Task Group 3, focusing on asphalt binders and additives, of the RILEM TC RAP conducted an interlaboratory activity to evaluate the effect of aging on blends of virgin and rejuvenated RA binders. A set of conventional tests including penetration value at 25 °C, softening point temperature and rheological measurements by means of Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) were selected to involve a large number of participants. A binder, recovered from field RA, was treated with a bio-based rejuvenator and blended with a virgin binder to simulate recycling at three different percentages 60, 80, and 100%. These blends, as well as the pure virgin binder, were next short and long term aged and tested to evaluate the changes in the corresponding properties. Relatively consistent results were obtained for the entire set of blends. The aging of combined rejuvenated RA and virgin binders was comparable to that experienced for the pure virgin binder. DSR data provided a more precise evolution of the impact of aging on the materials.
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