ASPHALTS EMULSIONS AND THEIR USES

LA EMULSION ASFALTICA Y SUS APLICACIONES

Asphalt emulsions are particularly suited to use as hydrocarbon binders in highway construction. In this way, a pure asphalt can be used in liquid form and at ambient temperature. If the emulsion is of the cationic type, it can be applied to wet surfaces without losing its adhesive qualitites. Because formulas for asphalt emulsions are adaptable, they are especially suitable for resurfacing, cold-mix paving, gravel emulsions, and slurry seals. Emulsion properties allow work to be carried out under difficult climatic conditions that would be unacceptable using conventional binders. From an energy viewpoint, the use of asphalt emulsions results in substantial savings. They also represent a simple solution to the air pollution problem that occurs when using traditional hydrocarbon binders for highway construction. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  USA  20024
  • Authors:
    • Vallin, H
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM