Characteristics and Preparation Method of Sulfur Extended Asphalt Mixtures
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 2-2, March 2015, Pages: 69-74
Received: Nov. 4, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 5, 2015; Published: Nov. 30, 2015
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Vahid Rezvani, Department of Civil Engineering, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
Hassan Saghi, Department of Civil Engineering, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
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Huge amount of sulfur production as a side product in petrochemical industries and its low application in country has been a challenging issue. In this paper, application of sulfur as a partial substitute for bitumen in process of asphalt mixture production is investigated. According to the results, the characteristics of the sulfur extended asphalt in comparison with the conventional asphalt made from pure bitumen, and the impact of sulfur addition on asphalt performance are expressed and the optimized formula for making the asphalt mixture is obtained. In this content, the modified asphalt was produced in mass production scale and its performance was studied. In this paper, the method of sulfur addition to pure bitumen and then its mixture with aggregate and finally optimized condition of sulfur modified asphalt production regarding pollution and environmental issues are also proposed.
Sulfur Extended Asphalt, Sulfur Asphalt Concrete, Sulfur, Bitumen, Asphalt
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Vahid Rezvani, Hassan Saghi, Characteristics and Preparation Method of Sulfur Extended Asphalt Mixtures, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Special Issue: Research and Practices of Civil Engineering in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-2, 2015, pp. 69-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.s.2015030202.24
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