High and low temperature rheological characteristics of linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid modified bitumen

Kaya Özdemir D.

Construction and Building Materials, vol.301, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 301
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.124041
  • Journal Name: Construction and Building Materials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid, Bitumen&nbsp, rheology, Modifier, PG classification, Rutting, Fatigue, Low temperaure susceptibility, ZERO SHEAR VISCOSITY, ASPHALTENE PRECIPITATION, FLOW PROPERTIES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 Elsevier LtdThe rheological properties of bitumen can be improved through modification with various additives. Alkyl benzene-derived amphiphiles have been considered as an effective surfactant that can help stabilizing the asphaltene structures within the bitumen. In this study, linear alkyl benzene sulfonic acid (LABSA) was investigated as a binder modifier by evaluating the rheological characteristics at different temperatures. The rheological properties of bitumen involving different rates of LABSA (1%, 2% and 3% of bitumen weight) together with neat (unmodified) bitumen as a control sample, were studied at critical temperatures using dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and bending beam rheometer (BBR). The results pointed out that, LABSA modification exhibited increased resistance to rutting and fatigue cracking along with improved low temperature susceptibility characteristics. Furthermore, it also helped to serve heavier traffic levels compared to unmodified bitumen. Based on the study outcomes, LABSA can be considered as a potential modifier for asphalt binder, especially when the rate of utilization is chosen as 2% by bitumen weight.