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Research report 404 Environmental and financial costs and benefits of warm asphalts

Published: | Category: Environmental impacts of land transport , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

Warm asphalts are asphalts produced at significantly lower temperatures than the C that is typical of a hot mix plant. Depending on the approximately 160 technology used, laying and compaction may also be possible at significantly reduced temperatures.

The report gives a summary of current warm asphalt technologies, followed by details of costs, temperature reductions and energy savings. A comparison is made of potential environmental costs and benefits of hot mix manufacture and the different warm mix methodologies.

Keywords: additive, carbon dioxide, emissions, energy, environment, financial costs, half-warm asphalt, hot mix, rheology, warm asphalt

Publication details

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  • Published: June 2010
  • Reference: 404
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 978-0-478-36422-4 (electronic)