Asphalt heat causes serious environmental issues and has a negative impact on the Urban Heat Index Bitumen, also known as asphalt, contributes significantly to air pollution, particularly in sunny and warm climates. Asphalt samples are heated in laboratories to temperatures ranging from 40 to 200 degrees Celsius in an enclosed furnace; the total emissions are found to be doubled between 40 and 60 degrees Celsius. The chemicals that were released as pollutants were all carbon-based, with 12 to 25 carbon atoms per molecule being common. Asphalt, also known as bitumen, is a major source of air pollution, especially in sunny and hot places. When samples of asphalt placed into an enclosed furnace, it is subjected that their temperatures range from 40°C to 200°C and total emissions doubled when the temperature rose from 40°C to 60°C. The pollutants released were all carbon-based chemicals, often with 12 to 25 carbon atoms per molecule. There are significant and well understood emissions at every stage of the production and laying processes.
Total CO2 emission of the 20 km long asphalt pavement construction project is 52,264.92 Mt or 2,613 tons per km (The prices are $90 to $110 per ton)
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the biggest contributors to global warming. After the gas is released into the atmosphere it stays there, making it difficult for heat to escape - and warming up the planet in the process. It is primarily released from burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, as well as cement production. Carbon dioxide isn’t even the worst one, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases are much worse. However, carbon is our focus because it accounts for over 81% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is known road surfaces are an increasingly important source of air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, a third of deaths from stroke, lung cancer and heart disease can be linked to air pollution. Some of the effects of air pollution on the body are not understood, but pollution may increase inflammation which narrows the arteries leading to heart attacks or strokes. However, EKO-SEAL is a product which is being studied as a way to reduce emissions. EKO-SEAL blocks carbon emissions. No more Carbon Emissions with EKO-SEAL. “EKO- SEAL FOR BETTER, HEALTHIER FUTURE”