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Title:Assessing the Cost-Effectiveness of Wyoming's CMAQ Unpaved Road Dust Suppression Program, Year 1
Principal Investigators:Khaled Ksaibati and George Huntington
University:University of Wyoming
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-451
Keywords:air quality, cost effectiveness, dust control, highway maintenance, pollutants, stripping (pavements), unpaved roads, visibility


This study will monitor dust suppressant application, surfacing aggregate type, traffic, weather, roadway performance, and fugitive dust emissions to provide a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of the dust suppression efforts paid for with CMAQ funds. Due to the performance difference between unpaved roads in drier and wetter climates, the results from this study will be most applicable to the interior western United States and to other drier climates throughout the world. The methodologies developed during this study will be applicable for assessing the effectiveness of any dust control efforts, regardless of differences in precipitation.

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