Enhanced Recycling Techniques for Asphalt Pavements, as Studied in the PARAMIX Project
Title: Enhanced Recycling Techniques for Asphalt Pavements, as Studied in the PARAMIX Project
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on the Use of Recycled Materials in Building and Structures
Editor(s): E. Vázquez, Ch. F. Hendriks and G.M.T. Janssen
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 39 - 48
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 3
Abstract: Road pavement rehabilitation techniques using enhanced asphalt recycling techniques are
the scope of this European research project. Pavement recycling is the best choice for road
maintenance since it allows very large savings as compared to conventional options (i.e. the
addition of new pavement layers) and has obvious environmental benefits (lower need for
natural aggregates and hydrocarbon binders, no landfilling of demolition waste, minimal
transport of materials to/from the work site).
The new technology and criteria for pavement rehabilitation proposed in this project will
support the generalized use of both cold-mix and hot-mix asphalt recycling techniques for
road rehabilitation ensuring the highest road quality with minimum resource consumption.
The project focuses on the design of recycled hot mixes using enhanced binders (cold
emulsions and hot bitumen) and improved machinery for hot- and cold-mix recycling, and on
numerical methods for the design and life cycle assessment of the rehabilitated pavement.
Using the new techniques, test sections are constructed, monitored and evaluated in both
hot and cold climatic regions (in Spain and in Sweden). This paper summarizes the program
and results of this research project.
The "PARAMIX" project is financially supported by the European Commission.
Online publication: 2004-09-29
Publication type : full_text
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