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Effect of bio-oil from empty fruit bunch on penetration index of asphalt binder

Abdul Raman, Noor Azah and Hainin, Mohd. Rosli and Abdul Hassan, Norhidayah and Ani, Farid Nasir and M. Warid, M. Naqiuddin and Idham, Mohd. Khairul and Mamat, Rosmawati (2015) Effect of bio-oil from empty fruit bunch on penetration index of asphalt binder. Jurl Teknologi, 77 (23). pp. 13-16. ISSN 1279-696

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Bio-oil which is derived from pyrolysis palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) is expected to be a potential alternative modifier for asphalt. This study focused on the effect of bio-oil on the penetration index (PI) asphalt. Bio-oil is blended between 2%-10% by weight of virgin asphalt penetration grade 80/100. Physical properties are measured and compared with virgin asphalt by the conventional physical binder test – softening point and penetration. The penetration index (PI) values is calculated to identify the typical values of asphalt type. Based on the findings, it was found that increased bio-oil content can effectively soften the asphalt at the same time maintain the temperature susceptibility. Modification asphalt is still within the grade 80/100 PEN with the addition of 10% maximum of bio oil. The stiffness of modified asphalt need to be further improved by addition polymer for better asphalt binder properties.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58352
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:15 Sep 2017 18:29

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