|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
||K-62: Development and Characterization of a Luminescent Coating for Asphalt Pavements
||Elkin Gutierrez, Henry A. Colorado
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In the present study, the performance of a photo luminescent asphalt coating made from recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) and strontium aluminate particles deposited on asphalt pavements was characterized and evaluated, in order to give an alternative use to the problem which represent the large volumes of ESP in landfills worldwide. This study used two solvent mixtures for the degradation of recycled EPS: ethyl Acetate and acetone. The characterization was conducted using scanning electron microscopy and tensile and shear tests. The purpose of this work was to develop a coating with particles that absorb light from the sun and became activated during the night. It is expected that this coating can be used in the demarcation of roads in order to improve road safety, reduce energy consumption at night, and give aesthetics to the roads, producing artificial lighting that does not generate electricity consumption.