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This study aims to investigate the feasibility of using D-Mannitol as a phase-change material (PCM) to increase the energy storage capacity and improve the thermomechanical characteristics of the modified bitumen. D-mannitol (Dm) was incorporated into Bitumen (Bm) using a high-speed shearing method. The results showed that the integration of PCM enhanced the physical characteristics of the basic bitumen, with the modified bitumen having a melting point close to that of D-mannitol (Tm = 164 °C). The D-mannitol was found to crystallize during cooling, indicating that it can store or release heat in the latent form. The specific heat capacity of the modified bitumen was proven to increase gradually as the PCM content (2, 4, and 8 wt%) increased. The maximum temperature regulation effect of the modified bitumen was observed when the PCM content reached 8 wt%, resulting in a temperature reduction of up to 9 °C. This study provides a basis for the utilization of D-Mannitol as a form of energy storage in bitumen-based pavement applications.
Materials Science and Engineering
Bitumen, D-mannitol, Phase change materials, Storage latent heat, Thermal energy
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Najemi, Loubna; Belyamani, Imane; and Bouya, Mohsine, "Effect of blending of medium-temperature phase change material on the bitumen storage heat" (2023). All Works. 6184.
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