Highway Research Record

II. PAVEMENT ENGINEERING AND PAVING MATERIALS
2. FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT
COMPLETED PROJECTS
Field Trials on Cationic Bitumen Emulsion for Binder Economy

Duration: 1998 to 2004
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, R&D Centre, Faridabad (R)

Present Status & Progress

A two kilometer long section of test track was constructed in 1998 on NH-2 near Agra using bitumen emulsion. The field trials had been successfully completed and the performance of the test sections for MSS, PMC and TCSD was found to be satisfactory for more than 5 years.

Findings/Conclusions

The findings of the field trial indicated that 10% binder economy could be achieved with the use of cationic bitumen emulsion.

Reports/Publications:
Report had been prepared by CRRI, New Delhi and recommendations had been sent to Director General (RT), New Delhi.