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Application of Recycled Aggregate－Taoyuan, Taiwan
Since August 9, 2017, Taoyuan city has entrusted the Chinese Society of Pavement Engineering to carry out the Strategy and Specification Revision Service for the Regenerating and Reusing Materials in Public Works in Taoyuan City with a bid of NTD 898,000. The work items included seven meetings of experts and scholars (including normative discussions, feasibility of trial projects, pavement planning), supporting related experiments, seminars, and promotion of education and training. In order to solve the problem of millions of asphalt concrete remaining in asphalt plants for decades and the difficulty of re-construction of the asphalt plants, they will implement a procurement case of less than NTD1,000,000 over six months.
Currently, it is common to use steel particles (oxidized slag) with a 30% substitution of the natural fractionation. Doing so saves about 6.24 Kg CO2e per ton in terms of carbon footprint. The Taoyuan City Office of Road and Accessory Maintenance conducted an oxidized asphalt concrete pavement trial project on Fengde Road, Bade District, Taoyuan City as a case study, using 1,300 tons of steel particles (oxidized slag). The carbon footprint was reduced by about 8,112 Kg CO2e, equivalent to one year of carbon dioxide absorption for 740 trees.