Investigation on preparation and properties of carbon fiber graphite tailings conductive asphalt mixture: A new approach of graphite tailings application

The massive accumulation of graphite tailings (GT) brings huge pressure to environmental engineers. Meanwhile, the conductive asphalt pavement industry is suffering from the high construction cost and the complex acquisition of conductive materials. The application of GT in asphalt mixture as a conductive material may be a win–win solution for the above concerns. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of preparing carbon fiber graphite tailings (CF-GT) conductive asphalt mixture. The optimum preparation technology and material ratio were explored. The service performance tests of the conductive asphalt mixture were conducted, including conductive characteristics, electrothermal performance and pavement performance. Based on the experimental results, 0.3% (mass fraction) 6 mm-polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based carbon fiber (CF) and 12% (mass fraction) GT were selected as conductive materials to prepare conductive asphalt mixture with resistivity of 5.75 Ω∙m. The addition of GT reduced the resistance by a maximum of 59.8%. The temperature-sensitive and pressure-sensitive characteristics of the mixture have staged characteristics. Moreover, the resistance and stress of the mixture have an excellent linear correlation in the positive pressure coefficient (PPC) effect stage and negative pressure coefficient (NPC) effect stage respectively, especially NPC. Conductive asphalt mixture has a good heating effect after being powered on. GT combined with CF enhanced the high-&low-temperature performance but deteriorated the moisture damage resistance performance of the asphalt mixture. The feasibility of CF-GT conductive asphalt mixture was demonstrated.


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  • Accession Number: 01894664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2023 4:05PM