A road surface that can replace asphalt and paving slabs is being developed in Russia. The pavement will be able to clean itself from dust and dirt, RT reports referring to the National Technology Initiative (NTI).
Self-cleaning nature-like pavement with the ability to embed engineering can be laid without heavy special equipment and almost all year round, told the NTI. The pavement does not form ice, puddles or dust, which makes cities less dusty and safer.
The composition of the pavement includes pebbles, river sift, shingled stone and agglomerated polymer trash. The developers note that the evenness of the surface exceeds the requirements of state standards. Bitumen, asphalt and concrete are not used, which makes it possible to achieve an ultra-low carbon footprint. The self-cleaning process occurs by first depositing dust and sediment on the road and then washing off and flowing between the stones into the drainage system, which virtually eliminates clogging.
Utility and electrical lines, heating, lighting, alarms, micro-generation of electricity and parking sensors can be built into the pavement.
The Samara-based start-up MOSTOVA 2.0 is developing the technology. It will be presented at the Archipelago 2121 Intensive.
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Author: Karina Kamalova