Life cycle assessment of epoxy-modified asphalt pavement

R. Jing, P. Apostolidis*, X. Liu, R. Naus, S. Erkens, T. Scarpas

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Abstract

This research aims to evaluate the potential environmental impact of epoxy-modified asphalt used as a pavement material for roadways in the Netherlands and identify what determines the environmental performance of the epoxy asphalt technology through life cycle assessment. Results indicated that the incor-poration of epoxy binder in asphalt could lead to significantly lower environmental impact than the unmodi-fied asphalt. Such benefits are attributed by the minimal maintenance interventions of a pavement with epoxy and their remarkably higher service life over the analysis period. Finally, although the initial price of epoxy-modified asphalt production and construction was substantially higher than of standard asphalt mixtures, the overall score of epoxy-modified asphalt pavement in all weight scenarios was lower than that of the reference structures reflecting the sustainability benefits of using this technology for roadway pavements.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventAdvances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction 2022 - Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 22 May 202324 May 2023
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Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Materials and Pavement Performance Prediction 2022
Abbreviated titleAM3p 2022
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period22/05/2324/05/23
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