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Gas permeability measurements on asphalt using the electrodynamic balance


Periasamy, R., Newsome, J., Andrady, A., & Ensor, D. (1992). Gas permeability measurements on asphalt using the electrodynamic balance. Petroleum Science and Technology, 10(4-6), 1033-1057. DOI: 10.1080/08843759208916032


A novel experimental method developed for the measurement of the transport properties such as the diffusion coefficient, D, solubility, S, and permeability, P, for oxygen Into asphalt materials using an electrodynamic balance Is described. Both imaged and aged rolling thin-film oven test (RTFOT) asphalt particle samples In the 12 to 62 pm size range were suspended contactless and weighed In the balance to measure D, S, and P In the temperature range 17°C to 66°C. Volatilization rate data were obtained from the particle mass measurements made prior to the start of the sorption experiments. Sorption curves obtained in this study for unweathered asphalt samples showed a non-Pickian, two-stage type sorption behavior indicating the possibility of an additional mechanism other than diffusion. Analogous behavior in sorption was observed for weathered samples