Fugitive Dust Articles

  • Sensitivity of AERMOD in Modeling Fugitive Dust Emission Sources

    Dispersion modelers have long faced challenges estimating ambient pollutant concentrations caused by releases from “fugitive” sources of particulate matter, such as paved and unpaved roadways, raw material storage piles, outdoor material processing operations, agricultural activities, or windblown dust in general. Fugitive emissions are commonly defined as those that could not ...

  • Case study - Paint mixing

    Overview A company involved in the automotive aftermarket had a paint batch mixing and filling operation that used primers and fillers. They were faced with installing air pollution control equipment to handle the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in their processes. An independent consultant had determined that total exhaust volume from the facility was ...

  • Studies of Emissions from Anthropogenic and Natural Dust Sources in the Western United States

    Dust is a significant component of visibility degradation in the western United States. As implied by the national goal defined in the Regional Haze Rule (RHR),1 only visibility impairments from man-made pollution must be prevented and/or remedied. However, dust sources, particularly fugitive dust sources, can result from both man-made and natural conditions. Historically, particulate matter (PM) ...


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