DESIGN AND CHARACTERISATION OF RECLAIMED ASPHALT MIXTURES WITH BIOBINDERS
EARLY STAGE RESEARCHER
ANA JIMENEZ DEL BARCO CARRION
Current scarcity of raw materials for asphalt mixtures is encouraging the search of alternatives to traditional solutions for pavements. In this sense, Reclaimed Asphalt (RA) has shown great potential for being used in the construction or maintenance of roads. However, RA percentages in mixtures (especially in wearing courses) is still moderate (≤30%) due to some issues in its performance. For the purpose of overcoming these issues and increase RA content in mixtures, new techniques, such as the use of rejuvenating agents for RA, are being applied in this field of research.
At the same time, the relatively new concept of biobinders (binders manufactured from biomass), as suitable alternatives for oil-based materials, is gaining force in pavement engineering.
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