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Extraction and recovery of binders from bituminous mixtures prepared with polymer-modified bitumens

This four-year project (July 2006 – June 2010) was funded by the Belgian Bureau for Standardization (NBN). Its objective was:

  • to improve the procedures for the extraction (with a continuous flux centrifuge) and recovery (with a rotary evaporator) of binders from bituminous mixtures prepared with polymer-modified bitumens (PmBs) (EN 12967-1 and -3);
  • to study and improve the procedure for the determination of binder content by ignition (EN 12697-39).

Fast and sensitive method to detect tar in reclaimed asphalt

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This research project subsidized by the FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy was completed in two periods of two years.

INQUEST (2007-2008)

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This was also a small sequel project to SILVIA, which was funded under the 6th EU Framework Programme. It was carried out by a consortium of BRRC, DRI and FEHRL. The object was to disseminate the knowledge on low-noise pavements gained in the SILVIA project to countries which had not participated in SILVIA. A number of one-day workshops were held in six countries (Slovenia, Romania, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, and Greece). In addition, a European working group on the Acoustic classification of road surfaces was formed, which held its first meeting in Ljubljana in April 2008 and its second in Copenhagen in September 2008.

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OECD/International Transport Forum (ITF): working group on Cycling Safety

In 2010, the Mobility – Safety – Road Management Division of BRRC was mandated to co-represent Belgium in a joint working group of OECD and the International Transport Forum on Cycling Safety. This group was formed to exchange international experience on the risks involved in bicycle use, and with cycling facilities. The long-term objective was to provide guidelines for improving cycling safety based on a detailed review of best statistics and analyses available and on case studies of measures implemented in participating countries. The relationship between cycling and health was also a topic for the working group. The final report was published in 2013.

Economical, technical and ecological utilisation of treated steel slag in civil engineering of high quality demands (ETEUSCE)

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The objective of this three-year research project, in which thirteen partners were involved, was to develop techniques to treat steel slag (both LD and EAF) right from the production stage so as to give it good characteristics and volume stability. It was completed in the year 2000 and the final report has been released.

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