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asphalt jungle

An overcrowded, unsafe and/or crime-ridden urban environment or city, characterized by the congestion of large buildings and roads. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. After 10 years living in that asphalt jungle, I'm looking forward to being in a place with a bit of grass and friendly neighbors.
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asphalt jungle

n. the paved landscape of the city; the city viewed as a savage place. I don’t look forward to spending the rest of my days in an asphalt jungle.
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In prior studies of compatibility of triblock copolymers with asphalt via morphological and properties changes, SBS has usually been added in small quantities (7-12).
Foundry sand would probably be more highly valued here than for geotechnical fill and asphalt fine aggregate.
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2 -- 3 -- color) The crash tore a hole in one of the trucks, above, allowing its smoldering asphalt to spill onto the highway.
World Asphalt (Bitumen) (published 02/2002, 297 pages) is available for $4,800 from The Freedonia Group, Inc.
Although healing is well known in polymers," Little says, "it's not clearly understood in asphalt pavements.
This would enable individual foundries to judge what degree of processing needs to be done to its effluent stream "spent sand" to meet asphalt companies' requirements.
While there are other similar problems, we suggest the best way concrete and asphalt recyclers can use the CMRA to their advantage is being done currently by several California companies, led by Dan Copp Crushing in the southern part of the state.
But those days are long gone, he stressed, and now any oil that can be recovered from recycled asphalt presents a tremendous opportunity.
Advance registration for the Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference is $150.
The cost of virgin asphalt binder has been rising rapidly, especially in recent months.
The latter numbers are not the total annual numbers of asphalt recycled, which is projected to be 90 million tons, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association.
The plant - which saves taxpayers millions of dollars each year by providing the city with recycled asphalt for street paving - long has irritated residents over emissions and the diesel trucks that each day run past neighborhoods to the freeways.
Impervious surfaces can be concrete or asphalt, they can be roofs or parking lots, but they all have at least one thing in common--water runs off of them, not through them.