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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