Hot-Applied Polymer-Modified Bitumen Airdrome Sealant Formulation Design Based on Thin-Layer Chromatography

This paper describes how a study that was carried out at a number of airfields located on the former USSR territory has revealed a fact that to secure joint and crack sealing efficiency that the sealant to be applied in Russia and CIS countries should have high-level freeze resistance and increased relative elongation at negative temperatures. This phenomenon is resulting from a great annual temperature variation within the former USSR territory and also from particular airfield pavements design features. The sealing material properties could be improved by any major methods as mentioned: (1) application of expensive modifying additives such as different kinds of polymers, plasticizers, builders, their mixtures and others; and (2) bitumen component optimum mix design by using for example the chromatography method. The second method allowed for the achievement required characteristics for simplified airdrome sealant composition which permitted a considerable reduction of the product cost. The bitumen fractional analysis has been performed with iatroscan chromatography method by separating bitumen into four generic fractions: saturates, naphthene aromatics (or aromatics), polar saturates (or resins), and asphalthenes. In iatroscan chromatography, the separations are performed on very small samples of bitumen applied to a thin layer of finely divided silica sorbent that is fused to the surface of a quartz rod. In conclusion, the authors would like to state that the application of iatroscan chromatography allowed for obtaining airdrome sealants with required characteristics by 20-% cost decrease.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

    Rua da Consolacao, 930
    , Sao Paulo  Brazil 

    Brazilian Pavement Association

    Miguel Couto 105, Sobrelojas 204 e 205
    Rio de Janiero, CEP 20070-030,   Brazil 
  • Authors:
    • Kanunnikov, Oleg V
    • Tovkes, Igor N
    • Bashkatova, Vera A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 2003 International Conference. Airports: Planning, Infrastructure & Environment

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 01-018
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2009 1:54PM