Modeling Pollution on a Roadside Strip during Winter Period

This research presents a method for reducing environmental pollution within a roadside strip by decreasing air pollution from traffic and anti-icing materials (chlorides) applied to control winter slipperiness. The process formation of ecological pollution on a roadside strip is highly diverse. It is dependent on main meteorological conditions, road factors, and road surface states (dry, wet, icy, hard snow, and friable snow). The state of a road surface and the presence of different ice formations influence traffic speed and, therefore, affect the level of air pollution. The degree to which these parameters depend on each other cannot be explained and solved by conventional research methods. To solve this problem, it is necessary to use mathematical modeling and experimental computations. When modeling a pavement state considering weather and climate factors, it is advised to calculate the level of air pollution, calculate the amount of chloride, and esimate the efficiency of winter road maintenance treatments by different organizations.

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  • Accession Number: 01155396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2010 5:54PM