ROAD DUST SUPPRESSION: EFFECT ON MAINTENANCE STABILITY, SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, PHASES 1-3

This report describes research conducted to evaluate the effect of road dust suppression on unpaved road maintenance schemes. A field-based method was used to measure the effect of road soil physical characteristics on the effectiveness of some of the commonly used dust suppressants. The study also evaluated the stabilization of unpaved road base material because of the use of dust suppression. The effect of dust suppression on safety and driving conditions on unpaved roads was examined. The chloride compounds and ligninsulfonate commonly used as dust suppressants are water soluble and can be leached into the environment. They contain chlorides, heavy metals, and organic compounds that are regulated. Their potential to have adverse environmental impact was examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80523-1372

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Authors:
    • Addo, J Q
    • Sanders, T G
    • Chenard, M
  • Publication Date: 2004-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00975834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Report No. 04-156
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2004 12:00AM