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Main Title Characterization of tire wear particulates /
Author Bogdan, L. ; Albrechcinski, Thomas M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Albrechcinski, Thomas M.
CORP Author Calspan Corp., Buffalo, NY.;Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Emission Control Technology Div.
Publisher Calspan Advanced Technology Center,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-460/3-81-036; EPA-68-03-2781
Stock Number PB82-153586
OCLC Number 08400401
Subjects Tires--Testing ; Aerosols ; Air--Pollution ; Tires, Rubber--Testing
Additional Subjects Automobile tires ; Wear tests ; Particles ; Airborne wastes ; Air pollution ; Particle size distribution ; Radial tires ; Bias tires
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELCD  EPA 460-3-81-036 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 09/24/2004
NTIS  PB82-153586 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 61 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This report describes results from laboratory test conditions to collect and characterize tire wear particulates as produced by the operation of passenger car tires. The tests were performed on a single radial tire (DR78-14) and a single bias tire using the capabilities of the Calspan Tire Research Facility (TIRF) that features a flat test surface consisting of a coated steel belt that simulates the friction properties of actual road surfaces. Tires were also tested under typical load and inflation pressure conditions. The general conclusions were: (1) Airborne rubber particulates were produced in an extremely small quantity, (2) The bulk of the collected airborne particulates were identified as contaminant debris, (3) Tests on the radial tire produced a particle size distribution with a medium particle diameter about one-half of that produced by identical tests on the bias tire.
"November 1981." Sponsored by Emission Control Technology Division, Environmental Protection Agency. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.