Evaluation of Saturates/Aromatics/Resins/Asphaltenes (SARA) Fractionation of Asphalt Binders in Louisiana

The objective of this research is to evaluate the characterization of asphalt binder through TLC/FID testing and SARA grouping. The results will be further analyzed and compared with the available GPC results and other available characterizations of the asphalt binders. Furthermore, the results will be correlated with performance.