EVALUATION OF A METHOD OF FOG DISPERSAL BY IONIZATION

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A TRUCK-MOUNTED IONIZED, WATER-SURFACTANT FOG DISPERSAL TECHNIQUE WAS EVALUATED UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS. THE AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED FOR AN UNTREATED FOG IN A CHAMBER TO ATTAIN A REFERENCE VISIBILITY (450 FEET AS ESTIMATED BY A HUMAN OBSERVER) WAS COMPARED TO THE TIME REQUIRED FOR A TREATED FOG TO REACH THE SAME REFERENCE VISIBILITY. THE TIME REQUIRED TO REACH 450 FEET IN THE UNTREATED FOG WAS NOT SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT THAN THE TIME REQUIRED TO REACH 450 FEET WITH ANY OF THE CONTRACTOR'S APPLICATIONS OF DISPERSAL TREATMENT. BASED ON THESE DATA, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE FOG DISPERSAL TECHNIQUE USED BY THE CONTRACTOR DID NOT DEMONSTRATE EFFECTIVENESS IN DISPERSING FOG IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract B-4-4
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • Bemis, G
    • Pinkerman, K
    • Shirley, E
    • Skog, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1974 12:00AM