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1 Recycling….the re-use of sealed roads Andrew Silvestri, Account Manager ResourceCo Roads & Works Conference – August 2012

2 The South Australian Road Network 2 Roads facts and figures as at February 2007 Road categories Road length (km) SealedUnsealedTotal National highway2,7510 Urban arterial9200 Urban local220 Rural arterial8,565488,613 Rural local11710,07510,192 Totals12,37510,12322,498

3 INCOMING RAW MATERIALS ASPHALT ResourceCo has developed state of the art processing facilities that are able to manufacture a large range of quality, recycled products from various streams. 3 Clean Asphalt Clean Asphalt (pictured right) consists of clean slab asphalt and clean profilings. This material should be contaminant free and contain only minimal amounts of road base, clay, soils, bricks and other foreign matter. This material is used to manufacture: BITUMATE ® : A minus 20mm pavement material suitable for use in hard stand areas, light duty car parks, fire and walking trails, road re-sheeting. BITUMIX ® : A minus 20mm pavement material containing a nominated percentage of high float emulsion and suitable for use as an alternative to some traditional asphalt/hot mix applications.

4 BITUMIX® BITUMIX is a nominal 20mm* graded, bitumen stabilised pavement material manufactured from BITUMATE® with the addition of a nominated dose rate of high float bitumen emulsion and supplementary binders (1% Cement or Lime). Source material is reclaimed asphalt removed from road pavements and car parks by stripping, cold planning or excavation. Minimal amounts of base, sub-base or other materials may be included in the product. Under no circumstance is asbestos or asbestos fibre incorporated into the product. *10 & 14mm can be supplied upon request 4

5 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ResourceCo has invested significantly in the development of BITUMIX®. With the assistance of a grant from Zero Waste SA in 2005, commissioned the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to undertake research. 5 Emulsion Dosage ResourceCo has exclusive rights to the High Float Medium Set (HFMS) emulsion used in the manufacturing process. Dose rates are typically in the range of 2 – 4% and are adjusted depending on individual project needs and expected end usage. Manufacture & Quality Assurance BITMUX® is manufactured through our state of the art pugmill which incorporates the specialist emulsion dosing tank and equipment. Manufacture and supply is carried out under the strict quality control and production procedures in accordance with our Quality Assurance System.

6 CONSTRUCTION METHOD BITUMIX® is supplied wet-mixed to Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) and at the designed emulsion dose rate. It can be laid using standard asphalt paving methods or slightly modified practices used for normal quarry pavement material laying. Minimum recommended pavement thickness is 50mm and proper compaction and rolling will provide a hard, durable and smooth surface. Benefits of using BITUMIX® The physical properties of BITUMIX allow it to be used in some applications where traditional asphalt would have been used. The addition of emulsion partially reactivates the residual bitumen binder that is retained during the manufacturing process. This combined total binder content greatly improves the mechanical interlocking and binding of each particle within the pavement. Benefits include: – Cheaper & cost effective alternative to some asphalt pavements – Can be laid without the use of an asphalt paving machine – Reduced dust generation through traffic and normal wear and tear – Increase in life expectancy over non-bound pavements – Decreases maintenance cycles and associated costs – Re-uses reclaimed asphalt thereby reducing disposal to landfill – Can be laid cold, unlike normal asphalt mixes – Can be stored for several days before use 6

7 APPLICATIONS Intermediate structural layer on thick asphaltic concrete roads Grain storage facilities Wearing course for light traffic roads Road shoulder construction and repair Hard stand areas Footpaths, fire tracks & walking trails Light & medium duty car parks Driveways 7

8 DEVELOPMENT OF COLD BITUMINOUS STABILISED MATERIAL FROM RECLAIMED PAVEMENTS ‘BITUMIX 3’ BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION8

9 BITUMATE – The Raw Feed Stock Manufactured to a specification under QA system BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION9

10 Pugmill Manufacture 3% purpose made bitumen emulsion added with or without other binders BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION10

11 Mix Design - Compaction PUGMILL MIXING COMPACTION BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION11

12 Mix design - compaction BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION12

13 Mix Design – Resilient Modulus BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION13

14 Mix Design – Rutting and Fatigue BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION14 RUTTING FATIGUE

15 Sample Design Chart BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION15

16 Field Trials Design 10 7 ESA BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION16

17 Costs – Salisbury Park PAVEMENTCOST PER KM*DIFFERENCE 280mm BITUMATE mm AC$318,276$0 270mm AC$378,126$59, AC Granular$505,700$187,424 BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION17 *Based on 500m section section trial at Salisbury Industrial Park

18 Post Construction Evaluations BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION18

19 Other Applications BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION19

20 Other Applications BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION20

21 THANK YOU BITUMIX 3 - PRODUCT INFORMATION21


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