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Physical properties of bitumen containing diatomite and waste engine oil

Abdul Hassan, Norhidayah and Ruzi, Nur Azni and Mohd. Shukry, Nurul Athma and Putra Jaya, Ramadhansyah and Hainin, Mohd. Rosli and Mohd. Kamaruddin, Nurul Hidayah and Abdullah, Mohd. Ezree (2019) Physical properties of bitumen containing diatomite and waste engine oil. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 15 (4). pp. 528-531. ISSN 2289-5981


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The addition of modifier, either to replace bitumen or as an additive, could potentially improve the performance of conventional bitumen used in road construction. This study characterizes the physical properties of bitumen 80/100 penetration grade modified with diatomite powder and waste engine oil (WEO). Different percentages of WEO i.e. 1%, 2%, and 3%, were added with 1% diatomite to the bitumen. The conventional and modified bitumen samples were tested for penetration, softening point, viscosity, and loss on heating. Results showed that the increase of WEO content, particularly at 3% in the modified bitumen, has softened the bitumen with lower softening point and higher loss on heating than the unmodified sample. In contrast, the diatomite powder has shown potential in reinforcing the bitumen structure at high temperature based on higher viscosity obtained at 165°C compared to conventional bitumen.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diatomite, WEO, bitumen, penetration, physical
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:85015
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:29 Feb 2020 13:48
Last Modified:29 Feb 2020 13:48

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