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Managing Dust on Unpaved Roads and Airports

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dc.contributor.author Barnes, David
dc.contributor.author Connor, Billy
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-18T18:11:50Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-18T18:11:50Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/8813
dc.description.abstract Fugitive dust emanating from vehicle traffic on unpaved roads and runways can have significant impacts on safety, health, quality of life, and the cost of maintenance. Managing dust provides a means of reducing these impacts. Shearing forces created at the interface between the surface and vehicle tires produce dust on unpaved surfaces. The dust produced becomes airborne as a result of turbulence created by moving vehicles. Once airborne, different monitoring techniques can be used to assess the amount of fugitive dust produced and to measure the effectiveness of dust management strategies. Communities can manage dust by properly constructing and maintaining the unpaved surface, reducing vehicle speed on roads, and with the proper use of dust palliatives. The proper gradation of aggregate, the right profile, and good drainage are all necessary for reducing fugitive dust from unpaved roads and runways. Moreover, reducing vehicle speed on unpaved roads can dramatically reduce the amount of fugitive dust and result in longer periods between maintenance events. Several different types of palliatives are available for both managing dust on unpaved roads and runways. The choice of palliative is dependent on aggregate gradation, traffic amounts, climate, and location (remote or accessible). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship State of Alaska, Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Alaska University Transportation Center en_US
dc.subject Dust Control en_US
dc.subject Dust en_US
dc.subject Unpaved roads en_US
dc.subject Gravel roads en_US
dc.subject Lignosulfonate en_US
dc.subject Calcium Chloride en_US
dc.subject Vegetable oils en_US
dc.subject synthetic fluids en_US
dc.title Managing Dust on Unpaved Roads and Airports en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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