Soil is the most important mineral resource as the fertile layer of the Planet gives growth and nutrition to plants and trees, which produce oxygenated clean air. For centuries, Nature has created fertile soil to provide for people’s life-sustaining activity. Unfortunately, they failed to realize the true value of this gift and started to create networks of transport communications, covering millions of kilometres with asphalt, concrete and railway beds.
Automobile roads and highways, the total area of which is comparable by volume to the territories of Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain combined, covered the soil with a thick asphalt layer forever.
The negative consequences of widespread construction of automobile highways and railways are listed below:
Fertile soil, generously offered to Man by Nature, is practically completely destroyed at present. All land adjacent to traffic arteries is poisoned with harmful substances. Detrimental effect of substances contained in exhaust fumes of automobiles, as well as anti-icing agents for roads and other products used in automotive industry have led to death of humus around all transport objects.
Road compacting has caused changes in movement of ground waters, which resulted in the destruction of natural balance – some places suffer from droughts, whereas others are subject to swamping.
RSW-technologies is a chance to restore the ecosystem.
Application of RSW-technologies will give humanity the opportunity to save over 300 bln tons of fuel resources. Without the need to burn fuel, people will also save 106 bln tons of oxygen and preserve the atmospheric layer from emissions of hazardous burning components. Minerals will be extracted in reduced volume, as it will not be required to produce metal, concrete and other materials for construction of tracks.
One kilometer of railways or high-speed highway, including the infrastructure, deprives users of natural earth resources of about 4 ha of fertile soil. In contrast, it is necessary to create just 25 mln of SkyWay tracks using RSW-technologies in order to save a vast area of fertile soil from destruction, with the construction cost of about 100 tln USD.