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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.051

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL IMPACT OF NOISE MITIGATION THROUGH RUBBER MODIFIED POROUS ASPHALT SURFACING

J. Mikolaj, M. Decky, L. Remek, L. Pepucha
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 358-392 pp

ABSTRACT
The presented paper shortly addresses the issue of noise pollution impact on human health, noise emission emerging as side effect of car traffic and method of socioeconomic costs of noise pollution. Principle of noise mitigation through rubber modified porous asphalt surfacing is presented as one of possible solutions and theoretical philosophy behind this method is explained. Subsequently, in situ
measurements are presented to prove the conjectures stated in previous chapter. These measurements will be also used as input to theoretical environmental study where socioeconomical benefits- monetized savings resulting from improved healthier environment of inhabitants and increased real estate values, are compared with investment costs. This study will present the impact of this kind of noise mitigation method; this study will be carried out in accordance with the “Handbook on estimation of external costs in the transport sector – IMPACT” and the result will be presented through standard economic indicators.

Keywords: noise abatement, rubber modified asphalt, cost-benefit analysis