Mechanical, economic, and environmental assessment of recycling reclaimed asphalt rubber pavement using different rejuvenation schemes



Li, Danning, Leng, Zhen, Yao, Linyi, Cao, Ruijun, Zou, Fuliao, Li, Gaoyang, Wang, Hainian and Wang, Haopeng
(2024) Mechanical, economic, and environmental assessment of recycling reclaimed asphalt rubber pavement using different rejuvenation schemes. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 204. p. 107534.

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Abstract

Asphalt rubber (AR) is a prevailing sustainable paving material, but the recycling of reclaimed asphalt rubber pavement (RARP) faces the lack of proper rejuvenation strategies and the uncertainties in its economic and environmental values. To fill these gaps, this study assesses the comprehensive performance of RARP-included mixtures using different rejuvenation schemes through mechanical tests, life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and life cycle assessment. The addition of rejuvenators increased the rutting depth of RARP mixture but their effects on the cracking resistance varied from different types of rejuvenators. The supplement of swollen rubber content was more effective in improving the cracking and aging resistances. Recycling 40 % of RARP into new AR mixture can save 24.5 % of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 35 % of cost within the geographic scope of Hong Kong. The use of rejuvenator increased the GHG emission and cost, while incorporating extra rubber could further reduce the cost.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 33 Built Environment and Design, 4104 Environmental Management, 40 Engineering, 41 Environmental Sciences, 3302 Building, 13 Climate Action, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2024 14:28
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 18:21
DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2024.107534
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3179578