Preparation and Application of Coumarone-Indene-Carbazole Resin as a Modifier of Road Petroleum Bitumen. 1. Influence of Carbazole:Raw Materials Ratio

The possibility of effectively using carbazole as an improver of coumarone-indene resin for use as a modifier of petroleum bitumens is studied. All starting materials for the production of coumarone-indene-carbazole resin (CICR) were obtained from various products of the coal coking process. The influence of raw material composition (amount of carbazole added to an industrial indene-coumarone fraction) on resin yield and its modifying properties was studied.


A narrow coumarone-indene fraction was obtained from liquid coal coking products. Based on this fraction and carbazole's presence, coumarone-indene-carbazole resin (CICR), a new type of kooligomers, was synthesized by ionic polymerization, which is proposed to be used as an adhesive modifier of road oil bitumens. The influence of temperature on the process of CICR synthesis, its quality, and characteristics of bitumen modified by it were studied.

Influence of metal-containing polymer-silicate filler on the technological properties of polypropylene

The influence of Ni-containing polymer-silicate filler on the technological properties of polypropylene is presented. It was found that the introduction of silicate fillers modified by polyvinyl alcohol change the flow patterns of polypropylene melts, in particular viscosity increases and anomalous viscosity shifts. The change of thermomechanical curves of polypropylene under the action of modified silicate fillers is shown.

Development of Mathematical Model and Identification of Optimal Conditions to Obtain Phenol-Cresol-Formaldehyde Resin

The effect of factors on the process of obtaining phenol-cresol-formaldehyde resin (PhCR-F) has been studied. By using empirical evidence, the adequate experimental statistical-mathematical (ESM) model has been developed. Based on this model, the optimal values of the process factors for obtaining PhCR-F have been identified, bringing about both high yield and softening point of the resin. Data predicted on the basis of the ESM model were compared with empirical evidence about PhCR-F preparation.

Effect of Phenol-Cresol-Formaldehyde Resin on Adhesive and Physico-Mechanical Properties of Road Bitumen

The phenol-cresol-formaldehyde resin (PhCR-F) obtained from phenolic fraction of coal tar has been synthesized via the polycondensation method of “raw” phenols with formaldehyde. The modification of road bitumen by this resin was carried out. PhCR-F in different concentrations was found to be effectively used as a modifier of road bitumen. It was shown that PhCR-F is an effective adhesive additive for road bitumen. The structural types of the oxidized and modified bitumen were determined according to the group-chemical composition and calculated criteria.

Surface characteristics of materials based on sodium liquid glass modified by polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinylpyrrolidone

The physicochemical properties of surface of the metal-containing polymer-silicate composites, which have been obtained due to compatible precipitation of water-soluble polymers and silicates under the influence of metal chlorides, such as specific surface area, the number of active centers, moisture absorption, sorption ability were studied.

Multimodal composite Portland cements, modified with ultrafine mineral additives

The principles of creating of multimodal composite Portland cements with optimized void filling, that based on synergistic combination of ultrafine active mineral additives with superplasticizer were established. The optimization of multimodal multicompositе Portland cements was carried out and the relationship between the phase composition, microstructure and strength of the cement matrix were investigated.

A mechanism of Portland cement hardening in the presence of finely grained glass powder

The glass wastes as a cullet are widely used for the production of building materials mainly as inert aggregate. However finely grained glass powder has the very developed surface, so can not be passive toward cement solutions, what was confirmed in practice. In literature data there is no information about chemical influence of finely grained glass on the process of hardening, especially in an early pre-induction hydration period, which substantially causes the structure formation of cement stone and its properties.

Biopolymers for Seed Presowing Treatment

Physico-chemical properties of specially modified forms of natural biopolymers – carboxymethyl cellulose and xanthan gum – were studied. The effectiveness and ability to film formation of water soluble polymeric compositions of these biopolymers, their influence on the growth and productivity of agricultural crops were examined. The effect of the biopolymers, mineral fertilizers and micronutrients content in the solution on its viscosity, as well as the dependence of the formed films thickness on the content of modified biopolymers and fertilizers were investigated.