研究結果顯示溫拌添加劑 Rediset® WMX相較於Sasobit® H8更能有效降低瀝青混凝土所需之拌合溫度，各項水分侵害試驗結果之表現亦優於 Sasobit® H8，說明Rediset® WMX兼具溫拌處理與防剝之效果。然而就剝脫性質而言，Sasobit® H8之添加與否並無顯著差異，其表現甚至略遜於傳統熱拌瀝青混凝土。研究顯示，於改良式羅特曼試驗中，當再生瀝青混凝土之刨除料含量達70%時，試驗結果並不符合規範要求，若添加Rediset® WMX則將可提升試驗結果至合格標準，說明即使於高刨除料使用量下，Rediset® WMX仍可避免溫拌低溫條件之不良影響並有效改善溫拌再生瀝青混凝土抵抗水分侵害之能力。 The use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) helps saving natural resources and money. More than ninety-seven percent of the roads surface in Taiwan is paved with hot-mix asphalt (HMA). Recycling of RAP is a crucial necessity to save precious nature aggregates, and reduce the use of costly asphalt binder. But the higher production temperature limits the amount of RAP. To avoid deterioration of the aged binder, RAP should not be exposed to too high temperatures. The introduction of warm-mix asphalt (WMA) technologies, however, provides the opportunity to mix and compact asphalt mixtures at a lower than conventional temperature, and hence could increase the percentage of RAP usage to save more energy and natural resources.
Moisture susceptibility of mixtures, generally called stripping, is a major form of distress in asphalt concrete pavements. High temperature, humidity and massive rainfall in summer characterize the climate in Taiwan. Moisture susceptibility of recycled HMA with warm mix asphalt technologies may be a critical problem due to incompletely dried aggregates resulting from its lower mixing and compacting temperature, especially in Taiwan’s climate. This study investigated the effects of WMA additives on moisture susceptibility of recycled HMA containing RAP by using several major stripping tests.
Results from our laboratory study indicated that the use of Rediset® WMX provided better performance in reducing mixing temperature and stripping resistance, compared to Sasobit® H8. No significant difference was found between moisture susceptibility with and without Sasobit® H8. The results of stripping tests showed that Rediset® WMX did have good performance in resisting moisture damage even with 70% of RAP. The use of Rediset® WMX in recycled HMA to increase RAP content at a lower mixing and compacting temperature seemed feasible based on the results of our study.