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    ASTM D1856 - 21

    Standard Test Method for Recovery of Asphalt from Solution by Abson Method

    Active Standard ASTM D1856 | Developed by Subcommittee: D04.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The asphalt should be extracted from the aggregate-asphalt mixture in accordance with Method A of Test Methods D2172/D2172M (centrifuge method) or D8159 as there is some experimental evidence that the recovered asphalt may have slightly lower penetration values when recovered from solutions obtained from hot extraction methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the recovery by the Abson method of asphalt from a solution from a previously conducted extraction. The asphalt is recovered with properties substantially the same as those it possessed in the bituminous mixture and in quantities sufficient for further testing.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials

    D2172/D2172M Test Methods for Quantitative Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Asphalt Mixtures

    D2939 Test Methods for Emulsified Bitumens Used as Protective Coatings

    D4080 Specification for Trichloroethylene, Technical and Vapor-Degreasing Grade

    D6368 Specification for Vapor-Degreasing Solvents Based on normal-Propyl Bromide and Technical Grade normal-Propyl Bromide

    D8159 Test Method for Automated Extraction of Asphalt Binder from Asphalt Mixtures

    E1 Specification for ASTMLiquid-in-Glass Thermometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials); 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121600(Asphalts)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1856-21

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1856-21, Standard Test Method for Recovery of Asphalt from Solution by Abson Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.org

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