IJESD 2014 Vol.5(5): 444-454 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.525

Asphalt Pavement Material Improvement: A Review

Mohamed Sulyman, Maciej Sienkiewicz, and Jozef Haponiuk

Abstract—The recycling of solid industrial wastes (SIW) such as waste rubber tires and plastics will not only solve the global environmental problem of these SIW but also act as very promising modifiers for the improvement of engineering characteristics of the asphalt pavement material.
The present work was concerned with assisting the interested readers to be familiarized with the paving material asphalt-modifiers obtained from SIW by providing historical perspective on its first invention and development. The paper has also provided highlights on common processes of asphalt mixture production. It was also worth mentioning that there are two asphalt production technologies: the warm mix asphalt (WMA) and hot mix asphalt (HMA) technologies, and the various advantages of using each one.
Additionally, the paper has provided the reader with an overview of a number of case studies which were conducted by scientists and researchers for serious attempting to reach development and capturing significant properties of incorporating SIWs in civil engineering represented by scarp tires in form of crumb rubber (CR), plastics (polymers) in their different forms.

Index Terms—Asphalt, crumb rubber tires, waste plastics.

The authors are with The Polymer Technology Department, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: mohamedsuliman2000@yahoo.com, Corresponding author: Mohamed Sulyman).


Cite:Mohamed Sulyman, Maciej Sienkiewicz, and Jozef Haponiuk, "Asphalt Pavement Material Improvement: A Review," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 444-454, 2014.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net