Airborne particulate matter worn from tires has been detected in the atmospheres of two vehicle tunnels and in the open air. The amount is about 20 percent as great as that from vehicle exhausts, and represents a small fraction of the tread material that wears from tires. Tread rubber was found on tunnel walls and in roadside dust, dustfall, and topsoil. A material balance shows that most of the material lost by tires in service is particulate matter, of which only a small fraction is airborne. It would seem pertinent to test the hypothesis that the important material resulting from time wear may be abraded from the roadway rather than from the tire.

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    American Chemical Society

    Rubber Division, University of Akron
    Akron, OH  United States  44325
  • Authors:
    • Pierson, W R
    • Brachaczek, W W
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1275-99
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  • Accession Number: 00082842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM