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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
Project work
Recycling products
Steel fibers
Strength capacity
Using life
Air pollution
Concrete construction
Environmental impact
Environmental impact assessments
Life cycle
Pollution control
Spinning (fibers)
Sustainable development
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
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