Application of gel permeation chromatography technology in asphalt materials: A review

Understanding the link between molecular composition and macro-mechanical performance of asphalt binder is crucial for the selection, modification and performance prediction of asphalt binder. As one of the chemical analysis technologies, gel permeation chromatography (GPC) provides an efficient and accurate approach to separate asphalt molecules based on the size difference. This review summarized the application of GPC in characterizing asphalt materials. The basic principle, test methods and data analysis were introduced firstly. Then the applications of GPC in asphalt materials in terms of fraction detection, modification process characterization, aging characterization, recycled asphalt evaluation, and performance prediction were systematically reviewed. Finally, several suggestions were made for the future application of GPC technology in asphalt material analysis. This review potentially provides a guide for researchers to understand the performance of asphalt binders from the perspective of molecular weight distribution, and further promotes the development of renewable, sustainable and durable asphalt materials for pavement construction and rehabilitation.


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  • Accession Number: 01767235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 7:09PM