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Impact of bitumen binder: scope of bio-based binder for construction of flexible pavement

Rahman, Md. Tareq and A. Aziz, Md. Maniruzzaman and Hainin, Mohd. Rosli and Wan Abu Bakar, Wan Azelee (2014) Impact of bitumen binder: scope of bio-based binder for construction of flexible pavement. Jurnal Teknologi, 70 (7). pp. 105-109. ISSN 0127-9696


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v70.3586


Bitumen (asphalt) is a very complex material which is widely used as binder for flexible pavement but it is a hazardous material during production of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) with low dielectric constant (ε'). This paper provides a review about the bituminous material in the sector of construction of roads and highways. The behavior and adverse effects caused by bitumen binder to the environment as well as to the living being and need of alternative sources are discussed here. Statistics shows that a large number of workers are involved in the construction of flexible pavement around the world and they are exposed to the bituminous fume generated in the Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) process which causes severe damage to their health even cause cancer. When the bitumen spill exposed to the environment, bitumen fume and washed away particle mix with the environmental elements and cause pollution. To overcome this situation, world needs an alternative bio-based binder which will be efficient enough, cost effective and environment friendly.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bitumen, hazardous material, pollution, health hazard, industrial waste, bio-binder
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ID Code:53078
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 11:52
Last Modified:19 Jul 2018 15:24

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