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Micro Surfacing Eco-efficiency Analysis


Bruce Uhlman, Jim Andrews, Arlis Kadrmas, Luke Egan, BASF; Tim Harrawood, Vance Brothers


The use of micro surfacing results in 54% less energy usage, 35% less raw material usage, 44% less green house gas release, and a 28% reduction in life cycle cost compared to a traditional 2 inch mill and fill treatment.


This Eco-efficiency Analysis (EEA) evaluates the environmental impact of the production, use, and disposal of micro surfacing in the areas of energy and resource consumption, emissions, toxicity and risk potential, and land use. The EEA also evaluates the life cycle costs associated with micro surfacing by calculating the costs related to, at a minimum, materials, labor, manufacturing, waste disposal, and energy.