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Main Title Performance evaluation of an improved street sweeper /
Author Duncan, M. ; Jain, R. ; Yung, S. C. ; Patterson, R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Duncan, Michael.
CORP Author Air Pollution Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/7-85/008; EPA-68-02-3902
Stock Number PB85-169845
Subjects Street cleaning--Evaluation ; Cleaning machinery and appliances--Evaluation ; Dust
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Dust control ; Streets ; Performance evaluation ; Cleaning ; Street sweepers
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-169845 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an extensive evaluation of the Improved Street Sweeper (ISS) in Bellevue, WA, and in San Diego, CA. The cleaning performance of the ISS was compared with that of broom sweepers and a vacuum sweeper. The ISS cleaned streets better than the other sweepers. Typically, the broom sweepers removed 20% of the street solids, the vacuum sweeper, 70%, and the ISS, 80%. Additionally, the ISS was the only sweeper tested that gave a constant, low level of residual street solids that was independent of the initial amount of street solids. Dust emissions from paved streets can be controlled by street cleaning, but the commonly used broom and vacuum street sweepers are ineffective in removing small particles from the street surface, and they disperse the dust into the air during sweeping. A.P.T. improved a commercial vacuum sweeper under a previous EPA contract and, in earlier limited testing, showed that the ISS cleans streets better and disperses less dust.
"March 1985." Bibliography: p. 102-103. Microfiche.