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[greenyes] Porous Asphalt
Aside from the recycling issue, which has been noted here, porous asphalt
has another advantage - drainage assistance.  Now ... I'm no expert, but
here's what I've heard:

As we pave more and more surface, the runoff has high concentrations of oil
and other contaminants left by cars.  Think of the tree planted by the city
in small squares cut out of the sidewalk.  How do the roots actually get
water?  With porous asphalt, the rain can get through to the soil.  Also,
the soil acts as a natural filter for the rain, reducing the load on water
treatment plants.

There's a very interesting firm here in New England called The
Bioengineering Group (http://www.bioengineering.com/), and they solve
environmental challenges like those caused by asphalt, often with natural
solutions.   It's through someone I know there that I first learned of the
advantages of this product.  If anyone is really interested in finding out
more, I'll bet they'd be glad to supplement info from the article.

Cheers,

Amy B.
greenGoat

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris C [mailto:ccloutier@no.address]
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 5:19 PM
To: 'Gary Liss'; greenyes@no.address; Recycle@no.address;
JTRNET@no.address
Cc: info@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] Fwd: New: Porous Asphalt, which can be recycled
onsite


Is this new? Here in Minnesota the road crews have big, fancy trucks that
scrape, heat, mix and reapply the asphalt all in one pass.

Chris Cloutier
D&R International
1684 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
651.644.4017
651.644.4989 (f)

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Liss [mailto:gary@no.address]
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 1:46 PM
To: greenyes@no.address; Recycle@no.address; JTRNET@no.address
Cc: info@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] Fwd: New: Porous Asphalt, which can be recycled onsite

Apologies for Cross-Postings

>Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 17:12:27 -0400
>From: "Gunter Pauli" <pauli@no.address>
>To: <gary@no.address>
>Subject: ZERI in action
>
>ZERI has succeeded in bringing about another revolutionary
>technology.
>
>Porous asphalt is a major breakthrough since it eliminates
>aquaplaning
>
>Now porous asphalt can be recycled onsite, so after scraping it off
>it can be reconditioned on the spot and recover the road,
>eliminating the landfill need, eliminating the transportation and
>only 10% of the asphalt is needed instead of 100% ...
>
>It is not zero emissions yet, but the separation and reconditioning
>technology is such a breakthrough. Japan has now decided to
>adopt the technology as a standard and the Italian government
>has now decided to follow suit. The governments of both countries
>will join forces to create a new world standard for asphalt which is
>based on 100% recycling, and zero landfilling.
For More information: the person to contact is Dr. Fabio Pasquali
at <info@no.address>.

>kindly
>gunter
>--
>ZERI is uncompromising, yet self-evident
>--

Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485







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