Viability analysis of innovative surface stripe removal system

Tai Sik Lee, Deuk Soo Moon, Ja Kyung Koo, Leonhard E. Bernold, Dong Wook Lee

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© 2011, Springer Verlag. All rights reserved. Colored markings on surfaces travelled by cars, trucks and even airplanes not only provide visual guidance to the operator but also leave space for emergency vehicles. The marked road stripes on the roads should be timely or suddenly repainted in accordance with road maintenance, reconstruction, and other environmental situations. When the road surface marking are removed and remarked, the road surface are commonly damaged and aged by the mechanical or heating. This paper presents an alternative technology for removing the stripes, which promises not only to speed up but also improve the safety of the process. After a review of current methods, the results of the designing and testing a semi-automated operation that employs CO2will be discussed. Finally, the data collected during field testing the prototype is used to assess its economic viability based on a comparative cost analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalKSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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