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Effect of Partial Replacement of Crushed Stone Dust Filler with Waste Glass Powder in Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete Production

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Abstract: The use of waste recycled materials in road construction nowadays is considered a positive means of providing improved pavement performance. This research focused on evaluating the effect of waste glass powder as a partial replacement of crushed stone dust filler in hot mix asphalt. Three hot mix asphalt samples were produced using crushed stone dust of 5 , 6.5 , and 8 as mineral filler with five different bitumen content of 4 , 4.5 , 5 , 5.5 , and 6 , respectively. From the preliminary series tests of asphalt contents, a 6.5 crushed stone dust filler selected, providing the highest waste glass powder stability. The content of crushed stone dust filler was replaced with a rate of 0 , 25 , 50 , 75 , and 100 to test Marshal stability to obtain the Optimum bitumen content and Optimum filler content. Results indicated at 75 replacement of crushed stone dust with waste glass powder at 5.10 bitumen content, 12.0kN Marshall stability value, 2.84mm Flow value, 4.0 Air voids, 72.3 VFB, and 2.360g cm3 Bulk density. Hence, the mixture of 75 waste glass powder by weight of crushed stone dust filler meets the minimum requirements of the Ethiopian Road Authority and Asphalt Institute Specifications.

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