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A review of using porous asphalt pavement as an alternative to conventional pavement in stormwater treatment

Kabiru Abdullahi Ahmad (Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria and Department Infrastructure and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia)
Mohd Ezree Abdullah (Department Infrastructure and Geomatics Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia)
Norhidayah Abdul Hassan (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia)
Hussaini Ahmad Daura (Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria)
Kamarudin Ambak (Department Infrastructure and Geomatics Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia)

World Journal of Engineering

ISSN: 1708-5284

Article publication date: 2 October 2017

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Abstract

Purpose

Porous asphalt has been used for than 50 years, but it was originally developed in 1970 at Franklin institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1974 the first formalized procedure was created by the federal highway administration to design mixtures. Many researches on porous asphalt mixture have been conducted for the past two decades. However, there remains some concern about the potential adverse impacts of infiltrated surface water on the underlying groundwater. The purpose of this paper is to presents a short review on the application of porous asphalt pavement stormwater treatment.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, a critical review on history and benefits is presented followed by review of general studies of using porous asphalt pavement, and some recent scientific studies that examine potential contamination of soil and groundwater because of infiltration systems.

Findings

This paper indicates that porous asphalt pavement is more efficient than conventional pavements in terms of retaining pollutants, improving the quality of water and runoff while maintaining infiltration.

Originality/value

This paper may also help reduce land consumption by reducing the need for traditional storm-water management structures. However, on the other hand, the priority objectives which is minimizing increased flooding and pollution risks while increasing performance efficiency and enhancing local environmental quality-of-life is achieved.

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Citation

Ahmad, K.A., Abdullah, M.E., Abdul Hassan, N., Daura, H.A. and Ambak, K. (2017), "A review of using porous asphalt pavement as an alternative to conventional pavement in stormwater treatment", World Journal of Engineering, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 355-362. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJE-09-2016-0071

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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