For decades, many civil engineering solutions to environmentally sensitive projects have incorporated asphalt. Asphalt has been used because it is flexible, strong, chemically stable (non-reactive), impermeable (or permeable), recyclable, economical and available. It has been used to encapsulate landfills; line drinking water reservoirs, canals and fish hatcheries; lessen traffic noise; and, in the case of a New Hampshire interstate, provide an aesthetically pleasing pavement solution to a pristine area. Contrary to fears by some environmental groups, scientists have established that asphalt, in the form of emulsion or incorporated into a matrix with aggregate, does not leach into water, contaminate soil or kill fish. The purpose of this publication is to heighten awareness of the various uses of asphalt, and provide insight to decision makers so that they may be better informed of the Environmental Applications for Hot Mix Asphalt.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Asphalt Institute

    2696 Research Park Drive
    Lexington, KY  United States  40511-8480
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2000 12:00AM