Use of Reagent Grade Versus Industrial Grade Trichlorethylene in Asphalt Recoveries, MLR-83-05, 1983

(1983) Use of Reagent Grade Versus Industrial Grade Trichlorethylene in Asphalt Recoveries, MLR-83-05, 1983. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This is a continuation of a project initiated a year ago to determine any differences in test results on recovered asphalt cements caused by the use of industrial grade of solvent as compared with the reagent grade. AASHTO specifies the use of reagent grade of trichlorethylene, but the Laboratory uses industrial grade which costs much less. Last year this objective of the project was aborted when it was found that a larger difference in test results was obtained between the two distillation apparatuses than between the two solvents, Then all efforts were directed toward obtaining uniformity in test results between the apparatuses under the east hood as compared with that under the west hood. Considerable progress was made toward this end. (See report under this same title dated April 1982). The objective this year was to again evaluate the results when using both variables (apparatuses and solvents). Another objective developed later in this investigation; this was to determine any differences in test results on recovered asphalt cements caused by the use of reclaimed trichlorethylene (from the distillation process) as compared with the use of industrial grade of solvent. At the present time the reclaimed trichlorethylene is discarded. If the reclaimed solvent could be used for further recoveries, a considerable savings in solvent costs would result.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Distillation, Reagents, Reclaimed asphalt pavements, Solvents, Trichlorethylene
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation > Pavements > Asphalt
Transportation > Pavements > Concrete
Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 19934
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2015 16:41
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 16:41
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/19934