Friday, March 09, 2018

Bitumen in History







Early uses of bitumen in history
  • Waterproofing
  • Adhesives
  • Mortars
  • Works of Art
Application to Road construction
  • 1830s in Europe
  • 1870s in USA
BITUMEN COMPOSITION
  • Maltenes
  • Asphaltenes
BITUMEN MAIN PROPERTIES
  • Solid
  • Softens with temperature
  • Non-volatile
  • Black
  • Waterproof
  • Adhesive
  • Cohesive
  • Durable

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