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Main Title Setting priorities for control of fugitive particulate emissions from open sources /
Author Cooper, D. W. ; Sullivan, J. S. ; Quinn, Margaret ; Antonelli, R. C. ; Schneider, Maria
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Author Title of a Work
Cooper, Douglas W.,
CORP Author Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-186; EPA-R-805294
Stock Number PB80-108962
OCLC Number 08395109
Subjects Roads--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--United States ; Dust control ; Road construction--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Particles ; Sources ; Roads ; Pavements ; Construction industry ; Farm crops ; Fires ; Minerals ; Mines(Excavations) ; Cultivation ; Cost analysis ; Fugitive emissions ; Unpaved roads ; Emission factors
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-186 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/04/1995
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-186 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-186 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/25/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-186 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/29/2005
NTIS  PB80-108962 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 128 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
The report describes setting priorities for controlling fugitive particulate emissions. Emission rate estimates of suspended particulates from open sources in the U.S. were obtained from emission factors and source extents in the literature. Major open sources, with their estimated total emission rates (in millions of tons per year), are: unpaved roads, 300; construction activities, 30; wind erosion of cropland, 40; paved roads, 8; and wildfires, agricultural tilling, and mineral extraction, each 3. (For comparison, point sources of particulates in the U.S. are estimated to emit about 20 million tons per year). Open source emissions are estimated for each state. Most open source rates are correlated with each other and state population is strongly correlated with the total rate and with most of the source types. The use of cost effectiveness is compared. Paving unpaved roads should reduce emissions at an average of less than $0.01/lb for such states as RI and DE (for rural roads) and AK, AZ, CA, DE, MI, NV, PA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA, NJ, NM, OH, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WV (for remaining unpaved municipal roads). The control of unpaved road emissions (generally by paving), especially in cities, and the control of emissions from construction activities are concluded to deserve high priority in the effort to reduce total suspended particulate levels.
"Harvard University, School of Public Health." "August 1979." Bibliography: p. 83-101. "Grant R805294, program element no. EHE624A."