We had launched an Special issue “Sustainable Designed Pavement Materials” in the SCI journal of Materials (IF 2.467). The scope of this special issue will include, but is not limited to, Recycling of pavement materials, Warm & cold mix asphalt materials, Green & environmental-friendly pavement materials, Functional pavement materials, Self-healing pavement materials, Pavement maintenance technologies, Eco-efficiency pavement materials, and so on. Researcher is highly encouraged to submit papers in this Special Issue for possible publication in Materials.
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Introduction of this special issue
Pavement materials comprise a substantial proportion of natural resources used for building construction. However, there are many environmental concerns related to their applications and service life. Firstly, a huge amount of energy is consumed during their manufacture, transportation, and application. Secondly, the application of pavement materials will generate PM, VOC, and CO2. Thirdly, the aging characteristics of pavement materials will result in a reduction of service life, followed by energy and resource consumption, and finally aggravate the damage to the environment. These drawbacks of traditional pavement materials require sustainable and renewable paving materials and technologies, for instance, modified pavement materials with longer service life. Recycling technologies can save natural resources. Warm mix and cold mix can decrease the application temperature of asphalt mixture, resulting in less VOC emissions. All these innovative developments are becoming more and more important and attractive for researchers and practitioners in the road industry.
The aim of this Special Issue of Materials is to attract articles on new materials and innovative technologies for achieving sustainable and renewable pavement materials. We welcome original research or review articles with a clear application focus in these areas.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
The guest editors for this issue are Prof. Dr. Sandra Erkens and Dr. Xueyan Liu from Delft University of Technology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yue Xiao from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mingliang Li from RIOH and Prof. Dr. Tao Ma from Southeast University.