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The Necessity of Using New Technologies

Seyed
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5/7/2015 7:43:55 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Some chemical materials are in the industry which can be used for the construction which is non-petroleum based renewable resources. The benefit would be less pollution compare to using oil base product over using chemical bases product. One of these materials is Bio-asphalt. Bio-asphalt is an asphalt alternative. The source substituted of bituminous are "include sugar, rice, corn, and potato starches, all natural oil waste like palm oil waste, coconut and peanut oil waste, canola oil waste, etc..." non-petroleum based bitumen binders can be colored, which can reduce the temperatures of road surfaces and reduce the urban heat islands. On the other hand, more energy and power is needed to produce asphalt than Bio-asphalt. Use of Bio-asphalt can lower the production temperature of hot mix asphalt, which may decrease paving costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions because less energy input is required. Another method of saving energy could be using Warm-Mix instead of using regular mix which is hot mix. "Asphalt pavements are the sustainable option for paving our nations" roads and highways. With warm mix, we can use less energy to produce high-quality pavements, and RAP and RAS allow us reuse liquid asphalt, saving costs and preserving natural resources," RAP is reclaimed asphalt pavement which by using it for pavement, there will be saving energy on extracting either virgin rock or virgin bitumen. The government could hire consultant companies and agencies to research how each general industry could save energy. It might be possible to have university researchers and educators with the consultants and contractors so experiences and education can come up with a good feasible practical solution. Then they could have it used in the industry after it is practiced in general manufacturers and bases.
RuvDraba
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5/8/2015 4:13:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 5/7/2015 7:43:55 PM, Seyed wrote:
Some chemical materials are in the industry which can be used for the construction which is non-petroleum based renewable resources.

Yes. As our organic chemistry and biotechnologies improve, Seyed, I would expect to see more of these.

Also, as our non-fossil energy technologies improve, our range of non-fossil materials engineering becomes more viable. For example, we already have means to synthesise hydrocarbons from the CO2 in air. [http://www.airfuelsynthesis.com...] What we don't have is enough cheap energy and catalytic techniques to produce it cost-effectively at scale.