ASTM-D6997 Standard Test Method for Distillation of Emulsified Asphalt

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Standard Test Method for Distillation of Emulsified Asphalt



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1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of residue and oil distillate in emulsified asphalts composed principally of a semisolid or liquid asphaltic base, water, and an emulsifying agent.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 This test method does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

This test method can be used for quantitative determination of residue and oil distillates in emulsified asphalts for specification acceptance, service evaluation, control, and research. This test method can also be used to obtain residue and oil distillate for further testing. This method may not be appropriate for emulsified asphalts containing latex or polymer, however some specifying agencies may utilize this method and stipulate a lowered distillation temperature. By stipulating a lowered distillation temperature, the precision and bias statement may not be considered valid. Low temperature methods such as Test Method D7403 and Practice D7497 are options for obtaining residue for latex or polymer modified emulsified asphalts.


asphalt emulsion; cationic emulsified asphalt; distillation; emulsified asphalt; residue; Emulsified asphalt; Distillation; ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)

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04.03 (Road and Paving Materials; Vehicle-Pavement Systems)

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93.080.20 (Road construction materials Including asphalts, road pavements, etc.)

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March 31, 2012

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Test Method

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4 pages

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