PARTICULATE MATTER ASSOCIATED WITH VEHICLES ON THE ROAD

We have conducted a study to characterize the airborne and settleable particulate matter generated by vehicles on the road, to evaluate the importance of non-exhaust airborne material from vehicles, and to identify the vehicle types producing various airborne particulate species. Settleable material particulate matter associated with traffic. Diesel-engine exhaust is the dominant source of airborne particulate matter. Carbon is the most abundant element. Airborne particulate matter from traffic has a large surface area. Conclusions regading Br/Pb ratios, Zn, Ba, sulfate, and particle size of the airborne and settled material and certain chemical components are presented. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Pierson, W R
    • Brachaczek, W W
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760039
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM