The researcher and academic, Dr. Anmar Falah Dikan, from the University of Wraith Al-Anbiyaa, published a scientific research paper on behalf of the university at the 17th Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering, and Infrastructure, held on 21st - 22nd February 2018, at Sensor City in Liverpool, UK. This conference is considered one of the most important annual conferences in the United Kingdom in the field of asphalt technology.
Dr. Dikan's research aims to develop an asphalt mixture using a new cementitious material composed of industrial by-products from the steel furnace slag powder and lime, a by-product of acetylene production. This innovative material was used as a substitute for traditional limestone filler. He added that these cold asphalt mixtures reduce environmental impact and energy consumption, making them a safer and more eco-friendly alternative for use, as there is no need for aggregate or asphalt heating during production or application of these mixtures.