USING PYROLIZED CARBON BLACK (PCB) FROM WASTE TIRES IN ASPHALT PAVEMENTS (PART I: LIMESTONE AGGREGATE). FINAL REPORT

This study presents the viability of using pyrolized carbon black (PCB) as an additive in hot mix asphalt concrete. Different ratios of PCB (5%, 10%, 15%, 20% by weight of asphalt) were blended with two grades of asphalt (AC-10 and AC-20). The complete behaviors of the PCB modified asphalt concrete were investigated by comprehensive laboratory testing and evaluation. The Marshall method was used to determine the optimum binder content, and the mechanical properties and void relationships were investigated by this method. The Gyratory Testing Machine was used to define the stress-strain relationships of the PCB mixtures. The rutting potential of PCB mixtures was investigated using the Dynamic Creep Testing. The performance of the PCB mixtures at low temperature (5 deg C) was determined by the Indirect Tensile Testing. The strength performance of the PCB mixtures at intermediate temperatures (5 deg C and 25 deg C) was examined by the Resilient Modulus Test. The Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device was employed to ascertain the stripping potential of the PCB mixtures. The findings of this study show beneficial effects of added PCB for asphalt mixture. Specifically, test results show that PCB contents of 10% to 15% by weight of asphalt produce a number of significant improvements. The rutting potential, the temperature susceptibility and the stripping potential can be reduced by the inclusion of PCB in the asphalt mixture. Added material costs of about 6% may well be justified by expected improvements in performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    100 N Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • PARK, T
    • Lovell, C W
  • Publication Date: 1996-2-20

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 338 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/IN/JHRP-95/10, Proj No. C-36-55L
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1996 12:00AM