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Estimation of road dust using BSNEs

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Mining is a core industry in Sweden and plays an important role in the economic development throughout the country. Though the importance of mining dust has been well recognized, the quantification of dust production with regard to individual source activity has rarely been done in Sweden. Depending on the type of source activity, dust estimation method can be chosen from three alternatives: exposure profiling methods, back calculation method, and wind erosion prediction method. Also included in the paper is an example of experiment, which was executed on two unpaved roads in Lulea, Sweden by using exposure profiling method. The experiment concluded that dust emission due to vehicle transportation is strongly dependent on traveling speed and road bed material.

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Jia, Q. , Al-Ansari, N. and Knutsson, S. (2013) Estimation of road dust using BSNEs. Natural Science, 5, 567-572. doi: 10.4236/ns.2013.55072.

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