Vacuum Extraction of Bitumen from Pavement Mixtures

    Published: Jan 1969

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    Analysis of the Vacuum, Rotarex and Reflux Extraction procedures show the superiority of the Vacuum method over the other two. The advantages are: improved accuracy, reduced testing time and lower cost. The Vacuum Extractor is especially useful in bituminous paving construction control.


    Vacuum, Vacuum Extractor, Bitumen Extraction, Bituminous Mixtures, Project Control

    Author Information:

    Jones, G. M.
    Engineer of Tests and Research, Utah State Department of Highways,

    Wiley, M. L.
    Materials Engineer, Utah State Department of Highways,

    Smith, R. F.
    Statistician, Utah State Department of Highways,

    Paper ID: STP48358S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D04.30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48358S

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