Special Issue "The Use of Recycled Materials to Promote Pavement Sustainability Performance"
A special issue of Recycling (ISSN 2313-4321).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: road and airfield infrastructure systems; pavement design and analysis; pavement materials; pavement construction and maintenance technologies; pavement management and performance; sustainability; safety; transportation geotechnics; testing and evaluation; quality management systems; intelligent transportation systems
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Interests: pavement materials and construction technologies, including innovative technologies and alternative/recycled/sustainable materials; behavior assessment of road and airport pavements; circular economy; extreme weather events; mitigation of climate change effects; life cycle assessment (LCA); greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Recycling of road pavement materials allows the use of raw materials in a more sustainable way and contributes to the creation of a circular economy. The entire life cycle of the products in the pavement, through focusing on their design, promoting circular economy processes, and fostering sustainable consumption, aims to ensure that the resources used are kept in the economy for as long as possible.
Carrying out recycling policies may have significant impacts on the civil engineering activities, including the construction and exploitation of transport infrastructure. Through a global framework supported by sustainable production with green technologies, pavement engineering can also contribute to successfully achieving sustainable development goals.
The implementation of consumption and production patterns based on recycling, along with the adoption of an industrial symbiosis approach, can promote sustainable urban development under a carbon-neutral economy through the use of green technologies. Due to intense research and practice, recycling has been used in pavement construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation in recent decades. Recycling of road pavement materials prevents extraction of non-renewable resources and minimizes waste production. It can save energy and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, therefore reducing pollution. Recycling effectively helps to reduce environmental impacts and to combat climate change as a whole.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect and publish specific original technical and research papers, including review papers, focusing on recycling of road pavement materials (e.g., unbound granular materials, asphalt mixtures, concrete, cement and other hydraulically bound mixtures, aggregates, binders, and additives) to promote pavement sustainability performance.
Prof. Dr. José Neves
Dr. Ana Cristina Freire
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Recycling is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Road pavement materials
- Recycled products in pavement construction
- Urban heat island effects
- Sustainable production
- Industrial symbiosis
- Carbon-neutral economy
- Green technology
- Sustainable development
- Circular economy
- Sustainable urban development
- Recycling policy