Characterization of bitumen modified with pyrolytic carbon black from scrap tires

Haopeng Wang, Guoyang Lu, Shuyin Feng, Xiaobo Wen, Jun Yang

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Pyrolytic carbon black (CBp) from scrap tire pyrolysis is a potential modifier for the bitumen industry. Binders containing different contents of CBp were prepared and experimentally investigated to examine the effects of CBp on the electrical and thermal conductivity, conventional physical properties, rheological properties, high-temperature antirutting performance, aging resistance, and storage stability. Laboratory test results indicated that the incorporation of CBp effectively improves the electrothermal properties, rheological properties, high-temperature rutting resistance, and aging resistance. It also increases the viscosity and decreases the storage stability of bitumen. The study confirms that CBp-modified bitumen with proper selection of content can be a multifunctional paving material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1631
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bitumen
  • Carbon black
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Rheological property
  • Scrap tire pyrolysis
  • Storage stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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