Special Issue "Production, Application and Properties of Bitumen"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 23290
Interests: bitumen; foamed bitumen; cold recycling asphalt pavements; warm mix asphalt technology; rheology
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Bitumen is one of the oldest binders used in road construction. This naturally occurring material found in deposits, such as bitumen lakes or bituminous rocks, has been used by humans for thousands of years. The progress of human civilization, advancements in technology, and the development of the automobile industry have increased the demand for better, durable roads. Thus, the production of refined bitumen from heavy crude oil has surpassed the use of natural bitumen. This has led to new solutions in binder design. These include modifications of its properties with the addition of natural bitumen or the use of various chemical compounds, predominantly polymers, for improved viscoelastic performance. Cold in-place recycling represented a step toward the wider use of bitumen emulsion. However, the breakthrough in the development of bitumen technology was the implementation of low-temperature bituminous paving mixtures. Sustainable, eco-friendly warm mix asphalt (WMA) and half-warm mix asphalt (HWMA) technologies use synthetic waxes or surface-active agents (SAA) for lowering bitumen viscosity. Water-foamed bitumen is the most recent innovative technique used in low-temperature mixtures. Systematic bitumen research is crucial for predicting bitumen characteristics and their effect on the performance of paving mixtures in pavement structures. The research, together with new laboratory testing technology and increased diagnostic requirements, will ensure the longer service life of pavements.Prof. Marek Iwański
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- foamed bitumen
- asphalt materials