Air quality, Road design and construction
National ambient air quality standards for particulate matter have been promulgated since April, 1971. While effects of stationary sources on these standards have been examined, little research has been accomplished on the effects of fugitive particulate. This thesis examines the environmental impact of a fugitive dust source, Highway Construction. Using the High-Volume reference method for particulate sampling, the effect of Highway construction was determined. An analysis of concentrations, distance influences, meteorological influences, particle sizes and construction influences is presented. The data obtained from this study indicates the major influence of concentrations is a function of distance and sampling height. Particle sizes were observed to be larger than normal "urban" particles. While many air quality violations were noted, recommendations to reduce these occurrences are made.
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Wanielista, Martin P.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Environmental Systems Management
ix, 137 pages
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Air quality, Roads -- Design and construction
Kosky, Kennard F., "Fugitive Particulate from Highway Construction" (1974). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 111.