American Society of Civil Engineers


Impacts of Dust Suppressant Application on the Quality of Urban Runoff from Disturbed Lands


by Daniela Loreto, (Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015), Jacimaria Batista, (Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015), Thomas Piechota, (Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015), and Vivek Singh, (Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4015)
Section: Best Management Practices, pp. 1-18, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40644(2002)65)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Global Solutions for Urban Drainage
Abstract: The effects of dust suppressant application on the quality of urban runoff were evaluated in this research. Six different dust suppressants were applied to experimental disturbed land plots in the Las Vegas Valley. Rainfall events were simulated on the dust-suppressant treated plots and the quality of the runoff emanating from the plots was examined. Parameters evaluated in the runoff include, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, organic pesticides, metals, coliform, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), total solids (TS), total volatile solids (TVS), total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), turbidity, total organic carbon (TOC), pH, alkalinity, chemical oxygen demand (COD), hardness, nitrate, ammonia, phosphate, sulfide, sulfate, cyanide, and chloride.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Runoff
Dust
Urban areas
Nevada
Arid lands
Rainfall