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Title: Comparison of conventional and ECO transportation pavements in cyprus using life cycle approach
Authors: Achilleos, Constantia 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Keywords: Air pollutants;Concrete layer;Embodied energy;Flexible pavements;Life cycle approach;Life-cycle process;Maintenance work;Pavement design;Post-consumer;Project work;Recycling products;Steel fibers;Strength capacity;Using life;Air pollution;Concrete construction;Environmental impact;Environmental impact assessments;Life cycle;Pollution control;Recycling;Spinning (fibers);Sustainable development;Tires;Pavements;Eco-friendly
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: World Academy of Science
Source: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2010, Volume 66, Pages 379-383
Abstract: Road industry has challenged the prospect of ecoconstruction. Pavements may fit within the framework of sustainable development. Hence, research implements assessments of conventional pavements impacts on environment in use of life cycle approach. To meet global, and often national, targets on pollution control, newly introduced pavement designs are under study. This is the case of Cyprus demonstration, which occurred within EcoLanes project work. This alternative pavement differs on concrete layer reinforced with tire recycling product. Processing of post-consumer tires produces steel fibers improving strength capacity against cracking. Thus maintenance works are relevantly limited in comparison to flexible pavement. This enables to be more ecofriendly, referenced to current study outputs. More specific, proposed concrete pavement life cycle processes emits 15% less air pollutants and consumes 28% less embodied energy than those of the asphalt pavement. In addition there is also a reduction on costs by 0.06%.
ISSN: 2010376X
Type: Article
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