ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS FOR HOT MIX ASPHALT
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.
Lexington, KY United States 40511-8480
- Publication Date: 2000
- Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Asphalt; Asphalt pavements; Canals; Chemical reactivity; Drinking water; Economic benefits; Environment; Fisheries; Flexibility; Hot mix asphalt; Interstate highways; Landfills; Leaching; Linings; Noise control; Permeability; Recycled materials; Reservoirs; Strength of materials
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Marine Transportation; Materials; I31: Bituminous Binders and Materials;
- Accession Number: 00795474
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 10 2000 12:00AM