Document Type


Date of Award

Fall 10-31-1996

Degree Name

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering - (M.S.)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Jay N. Meegoda

Second Advisor

Harold D. Deutschman

Third Advisor

Dorairaja Raghu


In this research Petroleum Contaminated Soils (PCSs) are recycled in Cold Mix Asphalt (CMA), to produce a useful product that can control potential environmental threats. The stability, durability, and hydraulic conductivity are three important engineering parameters that need to be considered when using petroleum contaminated soils (PCSs) in cold mix asphalt (CMA). In this research, stability, durability, and hydraulic conductivity due to the addition of six different PCSs into CMA is investigated. The stability test were performed to determine if cold mix asphalt made with petroleum contaminated soil can withstand heavy traffic. The freeze-thaw, and wet-dry tests were performed to determine the durability of petroleum contaminated soil in Cold Mix Asphalt. The hydraulic conductivity of cold mix asphalt with PCSs was evaluate to determine if the mix will contaminate the pavement system and also to evaluate the long term durability.

Equipment results show that CMA made with PCS has low good stability, sufficient durability and low hydraulic conductivity. Therefore, it can be used for paving roads with low traffic volume.