Pavements using sulfur as a substitute for up to half of the asphalt in asphaltic concrete mixtures are discussed. A technique has been developed which is claimed to make sulfur a superior road building material, and up to 30% less costly (depends on location) than conventional asphaltic materials. It can be used as a base or wearing surface on highways. The first application (in Texas) of the sulfur/asphaltic (S/A) pavement is described, different S/A systems are compared, and the details are outlined of the most extensive field test to date. Complementary processes and the development of a sulfur-asphalt-module (SAM) are described. The use of large quantities of sulfur as a structuring device for sands, and some specialty applications of S/A are briefly discussed.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-30

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-19
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  • Accession Number: 00145049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM