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Eco-efficient Pavement Construction Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128189818, 9780128189825

Eco-efficient Pavement Construction Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Serji Amirkhanian Hao Wang Erik Schlangen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128189818
eBook ISBN: 9780128189825
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 18th January 2020
Page Count: 422
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to eco-efficient pavement construction materials

Part 1: Pavements with recycled waste
2. Utilization of Scrap Plastics in Asphalt Binders
3. Use of Waste Engine Oil in Materials containing Asphaltic Components
4. Microstructure and performance characteristics of cold recycled asphalt mixtures
5. Life-Cycle Assessment of Asphalt Pavement Recycling

Part 2: Pavements for climate change mitigation
6. Cool pavements
7. Optical and thermal properties of reflective coatings for high albedo pavement
8. Influence of ageing on the performance of cool coatings

Part 3: Self-Healing pavements
9. Self-healing property and road performance of asphalt binder and asphalt mixture containing microcapsule
10. Self-healing biomimetic microvascular containing oily rejuvenator for prolonging life of bitumen
11. Self-healing pavements using microcapsules containing rejuvenator: From idea to real application
12. Novel magnetically-induced healing in road pavements

Part 4: Pavements with energy harvesting potential and vehicle power charging ability
13. Thermoelectric technologies for harvesting energy from pavements
14. Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Pavement
15. Electrified road systems for sustainable road transport


Eco-efficient Pavement Construction Materials acquaints engineers with research findings on new eco-efficient pavement materials and how they can be incorporated into future pavements. Divided into three distinctive parts, the book emphasizes current research topics such as pavements with recycled waste, pavements for climate change mitigation, self-healing pavements, and pavements with energy harvesting potential. Part One considers techniques for recycling, Part Two reviews the contribution of pavements for climate change mitigation, including cool pavements, the development of new coatings for high albedo targets, and the design of pervious pavements. Finally, Part Three focuses on self-healing pavements, addressing novel materials and design and performance.

Finally, the book discusses the case of pavements with energy harvesting potential, addressing different technologies on this field.

Key Features

  • Offers a clear and concise lifecycle assessment of asphalt pavement recycling for greenhouse gas emission with temporal aspects
  • Applies key research trends to green the pavement industry
  • Includes techniques for recycling waste materials, the design of cool pavements, self-healing mechanisms, and key steps in energy harvesting


Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Construction Engineers and Construction Managers


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About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

F. Pacheco-Torgal is a Principal Investigator at the University of Minho, Portugal. He holds the title Counsellor from the Portuguese Engineers Association. He has authored more than 300 publications, 119 in Scopus and 107 in Web of Science-WoS. His publications have been viewed or downloaded almost 500,000 times. He currently holds the record for the highest Platinum SCI h-index and the highest K-index in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. He is in the Top 10 Platinum SCI h-index in the world for the field of construction and building materials. He is a member of the editorial board for 9 international journals, 5 referenced on Web of Science and two referenced on Scopus. He currently holds the record for the highest ratio (papers handled as editor/year) in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. He has acted as a Foreign Expert in the evaluation of 18 PhD thesis. In the last 10 years he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for almost 60 conferences most of them in Asian countries. He is also a grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 13 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA. Emirates, Poland and, the EU Commission. He has also been an invited reviewer for 125 international journals and has reviewed almost 1000 papers. His review record places him at the Top 0.1% between 2 million reviewers registered in Publons. He currently ranks second place between more than 10.000 reviewers in civil engineering. He has been leading editor of 22 international books published by Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier and Springer, 10 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science. He currently holds the record for having the highest number of books indexed in WoS in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. Two of those books are the Scopus most cited ever in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Serji Amirkhanian

Dr. Serji Amirkhanian is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. He was the Mays Professor of Transportation and the Director of the Asphalt Rubber Technology Services (ARTS) in the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University until June of 2010, before he started his international consulting activities. He is also an Adjunct Research Faculty at UNLV and an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University (ASU). In addition, he is an Adjunct Faculty at IIT Madras (India) and a professor of Civil Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology (Wuhan, China). Dr. Amirkhanian started his teaching career in 1987 at Clemson University. The total dollar amount of his research and teaching the DOT certification courses contracts exceeded $25 million. His research has resulted in over 250 refereed journal papers, conference papers and research reports. He has also published two book chapters. In addition, he has conducted over 200 presentations around the country and the world presenting his research findings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA

Hao Wang

Hao Wang is Associate Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers University, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Rutgers University, USA

Erik Schlangen

Erik Schlangen, is a Professor in the chair of Experimental Micromechanics at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Affiliations and Expertise

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands