Utvärdering av städmaskiners förmåga  att reducera vägdammsförrådet  i gatu- och tunnelmiljöer: En fältstudie i Trondheim 2016

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In May 2016, VTI conducted a field study in Strindheim tunnel and on Haakon VII street on behalf of the Norwegian Road Administration in Trondheim aiming at comparing and evaluating the ability of cleaning techniques to reduce the road dust depot in street and tunnel environments. 

The result showed that after a first cleaning effort in the tunnel with the BEAM rotorclean (roadway only), a larger dust load was detected than before cleaning. This is believed to be due to the flushing of dust from the edge of the road or the removal of dust cemented in the road surface texture. After a second cleaning effort, where the walls and ceilings are cleaned and the road is cleaned again, a reduction in dust load could be distinguished, but only in the roadway, not near the edge.

On Haakon VII street, two different cleaning machines, Disa Clean and Val’Air rotor cleaner were used, the former being a dry vacuum sweeper and the latter using rotary high pressure washing combined with vacuum. Sampling was conducted in six fields. The result showed that greatest effect was achieved with Disa Clean in combination with high pressure rinsing as well as with Val’Air rotor cleaner at a driving speed of 3 kilometer per hour. In both cases there were significant differences in dust storage before and after cleaning.

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