Fig nbsp xA Water sorptivity

Moreover, the bitumen samples from recoveries 3 and 4 (after production, without heat treatment) have properties similar to those of the bitumen after 75 min of standard RTFOT ageing time (short-term ageing during production). Thus, matter cycling was concluded that RTFOT can be a useful ageing method to estimate the basic properties of aged bitumen contained in asphalt mixtures (with or without RCA aggregates), both after production (short-term ageing) and after heat treatment for a defined curing time in the oven.