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2.Carbonaceous Cementing Material

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UNIT
2 OUS
CEMENTING
Structure
2.1
Introduction
Objectives
2.2
Types of Bituminous Materials
2.3
Bitumen
2.3.1 Natural Asphalt2.3.2 Bitumen
Fmn~Petpleum
2.3.3Specification for Industrial Bitumen and Uses2.3.4 Requirements of Bitumen2.3.5
Tests
on Bitumen
2.4
Cutback Bitumen
2.4.1
Vpes
of Cutback Bitumen2.4.2 Rapid Curing2.4.3 Medium Curing2.4.4
Slow
Curing2.4.5
Uses
2.5
Bituminous Emulsion
2.5.1
Typcs
o
Bituminous Emulsions2.5.2 Functioning of 
Fmulsions
2.5.3
Uses
2.6
Tar
2.6.1 Production and
Grades
2.6.2
Uses
2.7
Bitumen and Tar
-
A Comparison
2.8
Bituminous Mix Design for Road Wor
2.8.1 Desirable
Prnperties
2.8.2
Steps in
Design
-
Marshall Method
2.9
Bitumen
in
Waterproofing of Buildings
2.9.1Bitumen Primer
for
Use in
Waterproofing
2.9.2
Bitumen Mastic for Use in Waterproofing
of
Roofs
2.9.3 Bituminous Compounds for Waterproofing and Caulking
2.10
Summary
2.11
Key Words
2.12
Further Readings
2.13
Answers to
SAQs
2.1
INTRODUCTION
We have seen in Unit
1
that cementing materials are classified into three
groups.
The firsttwo groups namely argillaceous and calcareous cementing materials, were discussed
in
Unit
1.
They mainly consisted of lime, gypsum
and
cement.
In
this Unit we shall study anddiscuss the third class of cementing materials, i.e the carbonaceous materials. Thesematerials are also known as Bituminous materials. Bitumen is a hydrocarbon material, eithernatural or
pyrogenous
origin, found in gaseous, liquid, semi
-
solid or solid form. Bituminousmaterials are those materials which primarily consist of bitumen or contain a largeproportion of bitumen. Bitumen is a complex organic material and occurs either naturally ormay be obtained artificially during the
distillation
of petroleum. Bituminous materials arevery commonly used
in
road construction and building construction because of their
binding
arid water proofing properties. Bituminous road materials have been extensively used forover
a
century
in
construction and maintenance of roads and highways. However, its earlyuse was
confirfed
mostly to important roads only. Till the beginning of 
1900,
most of therural roads were constructed with layers of broken stone, known as water boundmacadam. However, experiments
werc
already in hand to evolve
an
effective adhesivecalled
coal
tar
available as byproduct from carbonization of coal in gas works.Subsequently, bitumens made available from distillation of petroleum were used forsurface dressing and coated macadam which are
~e
principal methods of maintaining
 
Cementing
Makrlalr,
road surfaces. With time, mechanization has become widespread and the use of 
mixing
plants has automated the application of bituminous materials
in
roads and buildings.
While
bituminous materials continue to be used extensively in
rqad
construction, their waterproofing and adhesive properties have led to their incorporation in building constructionalso
in
a big way.
En
the form of bitumen primer, bitumen mastic or bituminous felts,
they
are suitable for stopping leaks and water
proofrng
of porous masonry and cracked concrete.Therefore
in
this unit, we propose to describe the
bituminous
materials, their types,
basic
characteristics and applications
in
civil engineering.
Objectives
In this unit, we shall introduce you to different
types
of bitumen and tar, their grades,
testing
and uses. After studying of this unit, you should be able to
*
identify different types of bitumen, their properties and applications,
*
explain the requirements of bitumeninpaving mixes,
*
elucidate the Marshall method of bituminous
mix
design,
*
spell out the common tests of bitumen and their significance, and
*
describe the function of bitumen
as
a water proofing agent in buildings.Bituminous materials used in construction may be broadly divided intoi) Bitumen, and
ii)
Tar.While
bituxen
could occur naturally
in
the form of asphalt or produced in the processing opetroleum, is a by product of coal carbonization industry. The viscosity of bitumen issometimes reduced by adding a volatile material, and it is then called
 cutback.
Further,when bitumen is suspended in a
firely
divided condition
in
an
aqueous medium andstabilized with an emulsifier, it is called
an
 Emulsion.
We shall now study about thesematerials in more detail.
2.3 BITUMEN
In the petroleum and construction industry, bitumen is understood to
be
a viscous liquid orsolid material, black or brown
in
colour,
having adhesive properties, consisting essentiallyof hydrocarbons. It
is,derived
from petroleum, or occurs in natural asphalt, and is soluble incarbon disulphide. Therefore the source of 
bitumen
is either natural asphalt or petroleum.
2.3.1
Natural Asphalt
Natural asphalts are generally formed by natural processes as a result of geological forcesand are frequently found in intimate association with
mineral
aggregate. Such asphalts arespread all over the world. Two prominent natural asphalts are rock asphalt and lake asphalt.
i)
Rock
Asphalt
This consists of a porous limestone,
nahrrally
impregnated with bitumen. In this themineral matter is about
90
percent,
while
the bitumen content is only
10
percent. Theunderground deposits are mined by blasting. The material is then ground to a suitablefineness. Sometimes, blending of rocks of different bitumen contents may be necessaryto satisfy required specifications.
ii)
Lake
Asphalt
B
In this natural asphalt the mineral matter is
hely
divided and well dispersed withbitumen which
is
present
in
good quantity. The whole mass is capable of flow. The.largest deposits of lake asphalt are near Trinidad.
23.2
Bitumen from Petroleum
Bitumen is produced from selected crude oils by
a
process of concentration by distillation.Crude
petroleuins
obtained from different sources are quite different in their composition.The bituminous material content varies with the
sowce.
These crude petroleums containconsiderable amounts of water alongwith the crude oil. Therefore, the crude is to bedehydrated before
distitlation
is carried out. The distillation processes generally employedare fractional distillation and destructive distillation. The diagrammatic
reprcscntation
of 
the
,
 
processing of bituminous products is
shown
in Figure
2.1.
Oil
Well
Gasoline
Light
Solvenls
Kerosene Light Burner OilDiesel OilLubricating
Oils
Cut Back 
EitumcnSC.1
SC
-
2SC
-
3 Slow
SC 
-
 4
Curing
SC 
-
 5
SC
-
6
MC-0
MC
-
1
MC.2
MediumMC
-
3 CuringMC
-
4
MC.5
RS.1
RS
-
IMS
-
3 Emulsified
SS-l
or Bitumen
SS-IllRC-0RC.1RC.2 Ropid
RC
-
3 CuringSpecial And
Industrial
Gndc
 RC.4
 RCJ 
Fig
21
:
Processing
of 
Rilum~ino~~sroducts
In
fractional distillation, the different volatile constituents are separated at successivelyhigher temperatures without substantial chemical change. The successive fractions obtainedyield gasoline, naptha, kerosene, diesel
and
lubricating oils. The residual
material
obtainedis bitumen. In destructive distillation, the material undergoes chemical change under theapplication of heat
and
pressure. This process is usually applied for the manufacture of tar.When the residue is distilled to a definite consistency without further treatment, the bitumenobtained as residue is
known
as
Straiglzt
Run
Bihimerz.
The
blown
grades
of bitumens havehigh softening point and are produced by oxidation by blowing air at
hidl
temperatures.These are used for industrial purposes and not as road binders.
2.3.3
Specification for Industrial Bitumen and
Uses
IS:702
lays down the specification for industrial bitumen.
It
identifies ten grades of industrial
bituinen
either fully blown or semi
-
blown belonging tofollowing grades
:
'
65/25
105/20
75/30
115/15
85/25
135/10
85/40
15516
a)The two figures given in the grade denote approximate values of softening point andpenetration) in that order. For example
85/25
grade, means that industrial bitumen of this grade has a
pp
roximatel
y
a softening point of 
85°C
and a penetration
o
25.
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