Waterless Sweeping Gains Popularity

Street sweepers traditionally have used water to wet the roadway for dust control. This practice consumes a tremendous amount of water and is very time-consuming. This article discusses a waterless alternative for street sweeping that uses dry-filtered technology. Dry-filtered technology can be applied to both broom sweepers and regenerative air sweepers. The waterless sweepers offer several advantages, including greatly reduced water consumption, reduced air pollution because of improved sweeping efficiency with small particles, reduction of silt that can contribute to storm water pollution, and the ability to sweep in freezing weather. Waterless sweeping is being widely used in northern climates because of this ability to sweep in freezing weather as well as to control the large amount of traction material that must be cleaned up frequently. Waterless sweeping is also gaining acceptance in southern areas of the U.S. because of its productivity gains.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24, 26-29
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  • Accession Number: 01010897
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2005 11:40PM