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Road and Bridge Research Institute


Promotion Department; Jagiellońska 80, 03-301 Warsaw, Poland; Phone number: +48 22 811 32 31, Fax number: +48 22 811 17 92; e-mail: Website:


Assessment of possible implementations of industrial wastes in road engineering. Solid wastes from mines and steel works like unburnt black shales, burnt red shales, slag blast furnaces, steel slags and zink slags will be used as valuable materials for the following road works:
• earth works
• frost resistance layers
• drainage layers
• road subbases

The entire specific geotechnical characteristics is being performed, including the analysis of physical and mechanical features of the above-mentioned wastes. On this basis we have developed specific technologies for building in waste elements to road construction materials.


Reduction of strippings and scrap materials volume in dumping sites.

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dr Włodzimierz A. Sokół
National Contact Point for Eco-efficient Technologies and Management Systems
Central Mining Institute (GIG)

Plac Gwarkow 1
40-166 Katowice

Tel: +48 32 259 22 11
Fax: +48 259 22 11