Hot Asphalt Concrete with Application of Formaldehyde Modified Bitumen

  • Volodymyr Gunka
  • Iurii SidunEmail author
  • Serhiy Solodkyy
  • Nataliya Vytrykush
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 47)


The chemical modification of oxidized bitumen BND 70/100 by formaldehyde, or rather its aqueous solution, formalin, was carried out for use in hot asphalt pavement technologies. The chemical modification conditions of bituminous binder by formaldehyde are given. There is shown considerably increases of the heat capacity (softening point) and adhesion properties (adhesion to glass) in the chemical modification process of oxidized bitumen by formaldehyde. The adhesion determining methods of binder with granite crushed stone and glass plates as variants of adhesive ability estimation of bitumen are given. It has been established that the modification by formalin in the amount of 10% by weight dramatically reduces the bitumen viscosity, so it showed necessary to carefully monitor the source bitumen and formalin ratio content during the modification. A hot dense fine-grained asphalt mix was selected. The influence of modified bitumen on physical and mechanical properties of asphalt concrete, such as water saturation, border compressive strength at 20 and 50 °C and the long-term water resistance coefficient after 15 days.


Bitumen Chemical modification Formaldehyde Formalin Hot asphalt concrete 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volodymyr Gunka
    • 1
  • Iurii Sidun
    • 2
    Email author
  • Serhiy Solodkyy
    • 2
  • Nataliya Vytrykush
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Lviv Polytecnic National UniversityLvivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute of Building and Environmental Engineering, Lviv Polytecnic National UniversityLvivUkraine
  3. 3.Viacheslav Chornovil Institute of Sustainadle Development, Lviv Polytecnic National UniversityLvivUkraine

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