Asphalt concrete is a composite material commonly used in construction projects such as road surfaces, airports and parking lots. Refined and enhanced to its current state by Belgian inventor and US immigrant Edward de Smedt it consists of asphalt (used as a binder) and mineral aggregate mixed, then laid down in layers and compacted. Hot mix asphalt concrete (commonly abbreviated as HMAC or HMA) is produced by heating the asphalt binder to decrease its viscosity, and drying the aggregate to remove moisture from it prior to mixing. Mixing is generally performed with the aggregate at about 300 ?F (roughly 150 ?C) for virgin asphalt and 330 ?F (166 ?C) for polymer modified asphalt Warm mix asphalt concrete (commonly abbreviated as WMA) is produced by adding either zeolites, waxes, asphalt emulsions, or sometimes even water to the asphalt binder prior to mixing. This allows significantly lower mixing and laying temperatures and results in lower consumption of fossil fuels, thus releasing less carbon dioxide, aerosols and vapors. Asphalt concrete has different performance characteristics in terms of surface durability, tire wear, braking efficiency and roadway noise. The appropriate asphalt performance characteristic is obtained by the traffic level amount in categories A,B,C,D,E, and friction coarse (FC-5).
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