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Sustainability 2015, 7(12), 16226-16236; doi:10.3390/su71215812

Study of the Raveling Resistance of Porous Asphalt Pavements Used in Sustainable Drainage Systems Affected by Hydrocarbon Spills

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GITECO Research Group, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander 39005, Spain
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GCS Research Group, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander 39005, Spain
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 8 October 2015 / Revised: 26 November 2015 / Accepted: 1 December 2015 / Published: 4 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Agroecology and Water Management)
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Permeable pavements are one of the most commonly-used sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in urban areas for managing stormwater runoff problems. Porous asphalt is widely used in surface layers of permeable pavement systems, where it can suffer from accidental oil spills from vehicles. Oil spills affect bituminous mixes through the solvent action of the hydrocarbons on the bitumen, reducing the raveling resistance of asphalt pavements. In order to assess the raveling resistance in porous asphalt pavements, the Cantabro abrasion test was performed on 200 test samples after applying controlled oil spills. Three different types of binders were used: conventional bitumen, polymer-modified bitumen and special fuel-resistant bitumen. After analyzing the results, it was concluded that the most suitable bitumen to protect against oil leakages is the polymer-modified one, which is far better than the other two types of bitumen tested. View Full-Text
Keywords: permeable pavements; sustainable drainage systems; SuDS; open graded friction course; raveling resistance permeable pavements; sustainable drainage systems; SuDS; open graded friction course; raveling resistance
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Rodriguez-Hernandez, J.; Andrés-Valeri, V.C.; Calzada-Pérez, M.A.; Vega-Zamanillo, Á.; Castro-Fresno, D. Study of the Raveling Resistance of Porous Asphalt Pavements Used in Sustainable Drainage Systems Affected by Hydrocarbon Spills. Sustainability 2015, 7, 16226-16236.

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