Electrolytic Manganese Residue-Modified Asphalt Performance Test and Micromechanism Analysis
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
The aim of this paper is to study the feasibility of using an electrolytic manganese residue (EMR) as modified asphalt. In this paper, after grinding the electrolytic manganese residue (EMR) into asphalt, the electrolytic manganese residue- (EMR-) modified asphalt was prepared with different mix ratios. The three major indicators of the modified asphalt were studied, and its modification mechanism was studied by differential scanning calorimetry, infrared spectroscopy, and atomic force
... omic force microscopy. The adhesion force, surface energy, and dissipation energy of the asphalt before and after modification were analyzed by a force curve. The results show that the surface energy of the electrolytic manganese residue (EMR) is increased after grinding, the high temperature performance of the asphalt is improved, and the temperature sensitivity of the asphalt is decreased; however, the low-temperature performance is not improved obviously. When the powder oil ratio is 9%, the comprehensive performance of the asphalt is the best. The results of the infrared spectrum analysis show that the mixture of the electrolytic manganese residue (EMR) and asphalt does not produce new functional groups, and thus, the preparation method is a physical modification method. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) results show that the electrolytic manganese residue (EMR) can enhance the high-temperature stability of asphalt. It is found that the stability and antideformation ability of the modified asphalt improved.