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Title: Comparison of conventional and "ECO" transportation pavements in cyprus using life cycle approach
Authors: Achilleos, Constantia
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G.
Scientific Field: Engineering & Technology
Scientific Field: Civil Engineering
Subjects: Pavements
Concrete construction
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: WASET - World academy of science, engineering and technology
Citation: World academy of science, engineering and technology, 2010, Issue 42, 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%
Type: Article
ISSN: 2010376X
Rights: © 2012 World academy of science, engineering and technology
Affiliation: Cyprus University of Technology
Journal type: peer reviewed
Country: Cyprus
Journal Type: Open Access
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