American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Investigating the Efficacy of a Bio-Based Modifier to Improve the Rheological Properties of Recycled Asphalt Shingles

Mohammed Jawad, Elham H. Fini and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2017.165.174

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 1

Pages 165-174

Abstract

This study investigates the use of Bio-Binder, derived from swine manure, as an additive to improve rheological properties of bitumen extracted from recycled asphalt shingles. Test results show that adding Bio-Binder to Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) leads to reduced viscosity, modulus shear complex G*, relaxation time RT and segregation. Results illustrated that the derived Bio-Binder additive can remove the negative impact of oxidation and rejuvenate bitumen extracted from recycled asphalt shingles.

Copyright

© 2017 Mohammed Jawad, Elham H. Fini and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.