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Materials 2018, 11(5), 658; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11050658

Application of Recycled Ceramic Aggregates for the Production of Mineral-Asphalt Mixtures

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Faculty of Economic and Technical Science, Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biała Podlaska, Sidorska Str. 95/97, 21-500 Biała Podlaska, Poland
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Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka Str. 40, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Civil Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab 147004, India
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Faculty of Natural Sciences, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, 14 B. Prusa Str., 08-100 Siedlce, Poland
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Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, 40B Nadbystrzycka Str., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 18 April 2018 / Accepted: 19 April 2018 / Published: 24 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environment-Friendly Construction Materials)
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This paper describes a method of designing and producing innovative mineral–asphalt mixtures, which utilize waste aggregate from the recycling of sanitary ceramics. The work presents the basic properties of the ceramic material, the investigation concerning the microstructure of the aggregate obtained from the grinding of waste, and a comparison with the images obtained for the aggregates usually employed in mineral–asphalt mixtures. The mixtures were designed for the application in the wearing course. Four series of mixtures were prepared. In the first and second, the ceramic aggregate constituted a partial substitute for dolomite, whereas in the third, we substituted granodiorite, and the fourth series contained only dolomite. The mixtures were examined for the content of soluble binder, the bulk density of samples, the presence of voids, the space filled with binder, and the susceptibility to water and frost corrosion. The obtained results were compared with the standard requirements. The microstructure as well as the contact zone in the considered mineral–asphalt mixtures are presented based on research conducted by means of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). View Full-Text
Keywords: mineral-asphalt mixtures; aggregate from sanitary ceramic wastes; environmentally friendly construction materials mineral-asphalt mixtures; aggregate from sanitary ceramic wastes; environmentally friendly construction materials
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Andrzejuk, W.; Barnat-Hunek, D.; Siddique, R.; Zegardło, B.; Łagód, G. Application of Recycled Ceramic Aggregates for the Production of Mineral-Asphalt Mixtures. Materials 2018, 11, 658.

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