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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Roads and Railways

Miglė Paliukaitė , Audrius Vaitkus , Adam Zofka

Evaluation of bitumen fractional composition depending on the crude oil type and production technology

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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The present paper focuses on the analysis of the bitumen quality which can be a relevant issue in the performance of road surfacing. Using bitumen from different producers with the same physical characteristics can be significantly different in fractional composition. Crude oil selection and processing play an important role in bitumen properties. Changes in processing and crude sources even within a market may also lead to variability in bitumen fractional composition. The aim of this study is to determine to which extend the type of crude oil and the production technology influence the bitumen fractional composition. Bitumen samples were selected based on the origin crude oil and different producers. In order to obtain information about bitumen chemistry, IATROSCAN MK 6S chromatography was used. The results showed that recommendations of bitumen fractional composition provide a better quality of bitumen according to crude oil type and processing.

Keywords: bitumen; bitumen fractional composition; crude oil; chromatography.

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