FUGITIVE DUST EMISSIONS FROM CONSTRUCTION HAUL ROADS

In Fiscal Year 1972, a study was initiated (1) to examine the nature of environmental degradation resulting from construction, and (2) to formulate both a Contract Specification Writer's Guide containing environmentally protective specifications and a Resident Engineers' Guide with similar information to allow proper enforcement of the environmental specifications. These two guides were published as CERL Technical Reports E-72 (July 1975) and E-57 (May 1975), respectively. During the development of these documents, two areas were noted to have a paucity of available information: (1) solid waste generation from construction and demolition activities, and (2) fugitive dust emissions from unimproved construction haul roads. This report provides details on a study which developed a model for predicting dust emissions from haul roads. The study examines the use of water as a palliative to control dust emissions. The study was conducted in two phases, and comparative data were obtained from a third, independently conducted phase. This study indicates that soil water potential, along with vehicle speed, vehicle weight, and soil type, are significant in the determination of dust emission rates. A relationship involving these parameters was developed which could prove useful in controlling dust emissions from construction sites.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    P.O. Box 4005
    Champaign, IL  United States  61820
  • Authors:
    • Struss, S R
    • Mikucki, W J
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-SR-N-17
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM