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Environmental Benefits of Cold In-Place Recycling


Angela Pakes, Tuncer Edil, et al.


Comparison of the environmental benefits of CIR with a thin HMA overlay to mill and overlay for 9 resurfacing projects in Wisconsin. Results showed average environmental savings of 23% in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, 20% reduction in water consumption and reduced virgin aggregate consumption of 37% when using CIR with a thin HMA overlay instead of a comparable mill and overlay.


This paper is published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board and can be viewed at: