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Constructability of Road Pavement Layers Using New-Age (Nano) Modified Emulsion (NME) Stabilisation of Naturally Available Granular Materials in Roads Varying from Highways to Local Access Roads

Version 1 : Received: 10 October 2021 / Approved: 12 October 2021 / Online: 12 October 2021 (12:51:31 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 18 October 2021 / Approved: 19 October 2021 / Online: 19 October 2021 (14:07:49 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 22 December 2021 / Approved: 23 December 2021 / Online: 23 December 2021 (10:52:06 CET)

How to cite: Jordaan, G.J.; Steyn, W.J.V. Constructability of Road Pavement Layers Using New-Age (Nano) Modified Emulsion (NME) Stabilisation of Naturally Available Granular Materials in Roads Varying from Highways to Local Access Roads. Preprints 2021, 2021100181 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0181.v1). Jordaan, G.J.; Steyn, W.J.V. Constructability of Road Pavement Layers Using New-Age (Nano) Modified Emulsion (NME) Stabilisation of Naturally Available Granular Materials in Roads Varying from Highways to Local Access Roads. Preprints 2021, 2021100181 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0181.v1).

Abstract

The introduction of any new disruptive technology in a traditionally well-established industry, such as the road construction industry, is usually associated with considerable resistance. This is especially relevant when the new technology is based on the use of granular materials traditionally considered to be of an unacceptable quality in combination with relatively new concepts such as New-age (Nano) Modified Emulsions (NME). In such cases, the fact that the material design methods are based on fundamental scientific principles and have been proven in laboratories and through Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT), may be of little influence. However, the general acceptance of new disruptive technologies, e.g. telecommunications and Information Technologies (IT), have been based on the considerable advantages it presented. The same principles are applicable to the general acceptance and use of NME stabilisation/enhancement of materials in the road construction industry. This article is aimed at the practical demonstration of the advantages of the use of nanotechnologies in the construction of the highest order roads (i.e. inter-city multi-lane highways) to lower order access roads (i.e. Low-Volume-Roads (LVR) and even local accesses to farms and in villages/townships). The implementation of NME technologies is directly associated with ease of use, time and cost savings and the addressing and reduction of risks.

Keywords

Constructability using nanotechnology applications; nano-silane stabilisation of granular materials; highway construction; central plant mixing; recycling; rehabilitation using nano-silane technologies; materials compatibility; nanotechnology construction related problems; maintenance advantages of nanotechnology solutions

Subject

ENGINEERING, Civil Engineering

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