Production of Asphalt Rubber Concrete by the Dry Process, HR-1062, 1994

(1994) Production of Asphalt Rubber Concrete by the Dry Process, HR-1062, 1994. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Disposal of used tires has been a problem throughout the United States. The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) requires the use of recycled rubber in asphalt concrete starting in FY94. A moratorium has delayed this requirement until FY95. The Iowa DOT has researched six projects using crumb rubber modifier in asphalt concrete using the wet process. This process involves using a blender-reactor to blend the asphalt cement and crumb rubber. Using the wet process the asphalt cement has to reach a hotter temperature, than is normally required, for reaction to occur. The wet process is also much more expensive than conventional asphalt. This research deals with using a dry process to incorporate crumb rubber into the asphalt concrete mix. The project was constructed by Western Engineering of Harlan, Iowa, on IA 37 between Earling, Iowa and US 59. It was completed in September 1993. Western Engineering used a double drum mixer to produce the crumb rubber modified asphalt concrete by the dry process. The production and construction went well with minor difficulty and the dry process is a less expensive procedure for producing crumb rubber modified asphalt concrete.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asphalt concrete, Asphalt plants, Asphalt rubber, Cost effectiveness, Crumb rubber, Drums (Containers), Mixers, Production methods, Solid wastes, Tires, Dry process
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Motor vehicles
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Equipment
ID Code: 17099
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2014 17:47
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 12:39
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17099