Bitumen

  • (noun): Any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons.

Some articles on bitumen:

Bituminous Waterproofing - Roofing Felt Components
... are made up of more than one product Bitumen - Mixed with a filler component such as limestone or sand ... Polymers are added to the bitumen such as APP (atactic polypropylene) a plastic additive that gives rigidity and tear resistance, or SBS (styrene butadiene styrene) a rubber additive ... in roll format and are pulled through the bitumen mixes on huge rollers ...
Cariphalte
... Cariphalte is a brand of hot-pour rubberised bitumen sealant (bitumen technology) manufactured by Shell Bitumen, used for race track and expansion ...
Bitumen-based Fuel - Use
... Raw bitumen has an extremely high viscosity, between 8 to 10 API degrees, at ambient temperatures, rendering it unusable for use in electrical power stations ... Bitumen can be modified by mixing it with about fresh water and a small amount of phenol-based surfactant ... A newer version of bitumen-based fuel has replaced the original version with an alcohol-based surfactant, making it easier to transport the fuel and eliminating the health ...
Tar Tunnel
... Miners struck a gushing spring of natural bitumen, a black treacle-like substance, when digging a canal tunnel for the Coalport Canal in 1787 ... After digging some 3,000ft into the hill the canal project was abandoned in favour of bitumen extraction ... The tunnel was a great curiosity in the eighteenth century and bitumen still oozes gently from the brick walls today ...
Kochi Refineries - Speciality Products
... Kochi Refinery also produces speciality grade bitumen products like Natural Rubber Modified Bitumen, Bitumen Emulsion etc ...