Modifier Based Enhancement in Physical and Chemical Properties of Bitumen
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractBitumen is used worldwide in the construction of flexible pavements and because of its wide applicability its performance is needed to be improved in all regards like, Chemical, and thermal stability, fatigue life, moisture susceptibility, mechanical strength, temperature susceptibility, rutting resistance, ageing resistance, tensile strength, viscosity, stiffness etc. In this connection, researchers have used various modifiers to improve the pavement performance. The present paper provides a brief review of different modifiers in road making industry. Some popular polymer modifiers like low density polythene, high density polythene, polypropylene, ethyl vinyl acetate, styrene butadiene styrene and industrial waste are reviewed in terms of their role in bitumen modification. It also discusses enhancement in properties of bitumen after modification in order to improve properties of pavement. Through the reviewed literature, it is found that the addition of the polymers to bitumen tends to enhance fatigue and cracking resistance mainly. The future development and recommendation in modifiers for bitumen modification are also suggested in the end.
CitationSharma, S., Sharma, S., & Upadhyay, N. (2019). Modifier Based Enhancement in Physical and Chemical Properties of Bitumen. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 35(3), 997–1003. doi:10.13005/ojc/350311
PublisherOriental Scientific Publishing Company
JournalOriental Journal of Chemistry
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