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An adsorptive-filtration media for the capture of waterborne or airborne constituents. The media comprises a granular substrate and an amphoteric compound bonded to the substrate in the presence of a crystal inhibiting agent. The media can also comprise a substrate having a specific gravity of less than 1.0 and an amphoteric compound bonded to the substrate. Another media comprises a substrate with a specific surface area of greater than 0.1 m.sup.2 /gm and an amphoteric compound bonded to the substrate. Another media includes a granular substrate and a manganese oxide amphoteric compound formed on the substrate. Also disclosed is a pavement material for the capture of waterborne constituents. The pavement material comprises a porous pavement substrate and an amphoteric compound bonded to the substrate. Also disclosed is a method for producing a porous, cementitious material. The method includes the steps of providing and thoroughly mixing cement and aggregate, mixing water with the cement and aggregate into a slurry while maintaining a water to cement ratio of less than one, initiating curing of said slurry under pressure and in the presence of steam, and continuing the curing at ambient temperature and pressure until the cementitious material is substantially dry.