The report gives results of an extensive evaluation of the Improved Street Sweeper (IS) in Bellevue, WA, and in San Diego, CA. The cleaning performance of the ISS was compared with that of broom sweepers and a vacuum sweeper. Typically, the broom sweepers removed 20% of the street solids, the vacuum sweeper, 70%, and the ISS, 80%. Additionally, the ISS was the only sweeper tested that gave a constant, low level of residual street solids. Dust emissions from paved streets can be controlled by street cleaning, but the commonly used broom and vacuum street sweepers are ineffective in removing small particles from the street surface, and they disperse the dust into the air during sweeping. A.P.T. improved a commercial vacuum sweeper under a previous EPA contract and, in earlier limited testing, showed that the ISS cleans streets better and disperses less dust.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Pollution Technology, Incorporated

    San Diego, CA  United States  8503
  • Authors:
    • Duncan, M
    • Jain, R
    • Yung, S C
    • Patterson, R
  • Publication Date: 1985-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 242 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/600/7-85/008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:59PM