Absorbent Roadway – Concept outline
Thank you to the R&D team of LafargeHolcim for making this draft concept paper available to us for our submission to the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge
The absorbent roadway seeks to absorb and disperse localized flooding caused by storm surges. Continuous accumulation of plastic is resulting in two adverse consequences: the channeling of plastic waste into the ocean and the plugging of sewer drains leading to localized flooding. An absorbent roadway, on the other hand, with its distributed intake surface, may be less prone to plugging by plastic and other types of large flood debris.
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