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Influence of Waste Engine Oil Addition on the Properties of Zeolite-Foamed Asphalt

Department of Geotechnics, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 40, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Materials 2019, 12(14), 2265;
Received: 6 June 2019 / Revised: 12 July 2019 / Accepted: 13 July 2019 / Published: 15 July 2019
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The previous studies on asphalt mix and asphalt with waste engine oil addition indicate the possibility of using this type of waste material for the construction of road pavements. The research presented in this paper aimed at the preliminary assessment of possible waste engine oil (WEO) addition to the asphalts foamed with water-soaked zeolites. In this research, synthetic zeolite Na-P1 and natural clinoptilolite were used. In order to improve the foaming effect, the zeolites were soaked with water before dispensing to the asphalt, in the amount of 75% asphalt weight for Na-P1 and 25% for clinoptilolite. The tests were performed for one type of waste engine oil—5W40 and two type of binders: 20/30 and polymer modified 25/55-60. The asphalt parameters such as the dynamic viscosity, penetration and softening point were determined with the addition of WEO and zeolites in the concentration of 0%, 3%, 5%, 7% for both materials. It was found that the WEO addition lowers the viscosity and softening point of asphalt but increases penetration. The zeolite addition affected the change of these parameters to a minor extent or was statistically irrelevant. The chemical analysis of the asphalt samples with WEO addition performed with the X-ray Fluorescence method did not show a significant amount of heavy metals which would increase the probability of low-temperature cracking. The analysis of the results indicates the possibility of using zeolite-foamed asphalt technology with WEO addition. View Full-Text
Keywords: asphalt; zeolite; dynamic viscosity; waste engine oil; penetration; softening point asphalt; zeolite; dynamic viscosity; waste engine oil; penetration; softening point

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Woszuk, A.; Wróbel, M.; Franus, W. Influence of Waste Engine Oil Addition on the Properties of Zeolite-Foamed Asphalt. Materials 2019, 12, 2265.

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