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Main Title Performance Evaluation of an Improved Street Sweeper.
Author Duncan, M. W. ; Jain, R. C. ; Yung, S. C. ; Patterson, R. G. ;
CORP Author Air Pollution Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3902; EPA/600/D-85/228;
Stock Number PB86-119047
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Streets ; Dust control ; Cleaning ; Dust ; Performance evaluation ; Urban areas ; Sampling ; Street sweepers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-119047 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
The paper gives results of an evaluation of the performance of an improved street sweeper (ISS) and conventional sweepers. Dust emissions from paved roads are a major source of urban airborne particles. These emissions can be controlled by street cleaning, but commonly used sweepers were not designed for fine particle collection. A sweeper was modified to improve its ability to remove fine particles from streets and to contain its dust dispersions. Performance was measured by sampling street solids with a vacuum system before and after sweeping. Sieve analyses were made on these samples. During sampling, cascade impactor subsamples were collected to measure the finer particles. Also, dust dispersions were measured.