A new approach to enhance the reclaimed asphalt pavement features: role of maltene as a rejuvenator

Putra Jaya, Ramadhansyah and Zaid Hazim, Al-Saffar and Haryati, Yaacob and Saleem, Mhmood Khleel and Mohd Khairul Idham, Mohd Satar and Bilema, Munder and Choy, Jau Lai and Mohd Zul Hanif, Mahmud (2021) A new approach to enhance the reclaimed asphalt pavement features: role of maltene as a rejuvenator. Road Materials and Pavement Design. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1468-0629. (Published)

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The properties of aged asphalt can be renewed using rejuvenating agents. Rejuvenators can improve the performance of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) by reducing the asphaltene-to-maltene ratio back to their initial state. This study assessed the function of maltene as a rejuvenator to renew aged asphalt. Penetration, softening point, ductility and viscosity tests were performed to determine the ideal maltene content to be incorporated into RAP. The rejuvenated asphalt samples were evaluated using rolling thin film oven (RTFO), dynamic shear rheometer (DSR), bending beam rheometer (BBR), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), thermogravimetric (TGA) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurements. The outcomes were compared with virgin and aged asphalts. Both oxygenated groups and asphaltene content decreased by adding 12% maltene. Essentially, DSR, BBR, TGA, and AFM analyses divulged the comparable performance of rejuvenated asphalt with virgin asphalt, signifying the potency of maltene for practical applications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asphalt; Asphaltene; Maltene; Reclaimed asphalt pavement; Rejuvenating agents
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Faculty/Division: College of Engineering
Depositing User: PM Dr. Ramdhansyah Putra Jaya
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 03:12
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 03:12
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/32425
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