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A preparation, usually of herbal origin, with a bitter taste, which allegedly triggers a cascade of sensory CNS responses—e.g., stimulation of appetite, increased flow of gastric and bile juices, hepatic detoxification, and effecting intrinsic repair of the gastrointestinal tract

bitter

(bĭt′ĕr) [AS. biter, strong]
Having a caustic, sharp, or disagreeable taste. It is one of the five taste senses (bitter, salty, savory, sour, and sweet).
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An emerging trend, that has a direct impact on the dynamics of the bitumen emulsifier industry, includes the development of environment-friendly, toxic-free bio-asphalt.
Managers within financial institutions looking to publish recent and forecasted statistics pertaining to global polymer modified bitumen (PMB) market
we are certain that only quality bitumen product will be imported into the country,' he stated.
There are different types of bitumen in Iran based on the Performance Grade (PG) which have been categorized since four years ago and are produced depending on weather conditions in various regions.
Shell vouches of its global lead in bitumen technology, coupling that "with locally available technical assistance to support special project requirements with strong focus on safety and professional account management."
The MoU also states that the Thromde will use only polymerized bitumen wherever and whenever required and mandates the Green Road to supply it accordingly.
'It is literally being started up now and we should be ready with bitumen sales, most likely export by the end of the quarter or thereabouts,' he said.
'Those are the countries that need bitumen. Of course, we will also be looking at domestic sales.
Poor adhesion between the bitumen binder (BB) and aggregate may lead to stripping (delamination of the binder from the aggregate surface) in the presence of water which leads to pavement failure such as raveling, potholes formation, and rutting [2, 3, 6-8].
An excellent bitumen should behave as an elastic solid at low temperatures or during rapid loading and as a viscous liquid at high temperatures or slow loading.
Several studies have revealed that properties of bitumen mixes can be improved/ modified with addition of certain additives and the bitumen premixed with these additives/modified is known as "modified bitumen" [9].
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 16, 2017-Turner Valley Oil and Gas to Acquire Operating Bitumen Tanker Assets