Fuel Resistance Asphalt Binder: Mixing Procedure and Fuel Damage Resistance

Hashim Rizvi, Y. Mehta, D. Weis, C. Purdy, A. Ali

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Abstract

Most of the biopolymers are made from animal waste. Animal waste is treated and converted in a form of glue generally known as Hide Glue or Bone Glue (BG), which is prepared from animal protein. This study focusses of developing fuel resistant asphalt using biopolymers i.e. protein based polymers. A procedure to develop fuel resistant asphalt for commercial use and its performance evaluation was conducted in this study. Mixing procedure of BG was evaluated and refined and multiple fuel resistance tests were performed to evaluate the impact of bone glue modification on resistance to fuel of neat binder. It was determined that BG-binder mixing equipment developed in earlier studies was appropriate. Optimum BG dosage to develop FRA was found to be higher than the BG dosage recommended in earlier studies to develop mechanistically better performing asphalt binder. Fuel solubility resistance test was used to select the optimum BG dosage. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy results proved that water was completely evaporated using the mixing procedure developed for the preparation of FRA. Fuel damage resistance test revealed that BG modification not only improved the intermediate to high temperature characteristics of the neat binder but outperformed the conventional polymer modified asphalt binder in resistance to fuel damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTesting and Characterization of Asphalt Materials and Pavement Structures - Proceedings of the 5th GeoChina International Conference 2018 – Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Failure to Sustainability, 2018 in HangZhou, China
EditorsKun Zhang, Rongqiao Xu, Shih-Huang Chen
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319957883
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event5th GeoChina International Conference on Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, 2018 - HangZhou, China
Duration: Jul 23 2018Jul 25 2018

Publication series

NameSustainable Civil Infrastructures
ISSN (Print)2366-3405
ISSN (Electronic)2366-3413

Conference

Conference5th GeoChina International Conference on Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes: From Failure to Sustainability, 2018
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangZhou
Period7/23/187/25/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Engineering

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