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Main Title Porous Pavement: Research; Development; and Demonstration.
Author Field, Richard ; Masters, Hugh ; Singer, Melvin ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Edison, NJ. Storm and Combined Sewer Section.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-230;
Stock Number PB83-116954
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Concrete pavements ; Runoff ; Porous materials ; Cellular concrete ; Ground water recharge ; Bituminous concretes ; Percolation ; Cost analysis ; Reprints ; Storm water runoff
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-116954 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
This paper discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's porous pavement research program along with the economics, advantages, potential applications, and status and future research needs of porous pavements. Porous pavements are an available stormwater management technique which can be used on parking lots and low volume roadways to reduce both stormwater runoff volume and pollution. In addition, groundwater recharge is enhanced. Also, cost reductions result due to elimination of curbs, drains, and small sized storm sewers. Porous asphalt pavements consist of a relatively thin course of open graded asphalt mix over a deep base of large size crushed stones. Water can be stored in the crushed stone base until it can percolate into the subbase or drain laterally. Other porous pavement types include concrete lattice blocks and a porous concrete mix.