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DETERMINATION OF THE FUGITIVE DUST EMISSIONS IN A QUARRY NEAR A SETTLEMENT: A FIELD STUDY

AUTHOR/S: D. KARAKUS
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 491-498 pp

ABSTRACT

With the ever growing urbanisation, crushed stone quarries, which were formerly
remote from the cities, have neighboured the cities. On the other hand, the supply of the
aggregates that are necessary to be used for the infrastructure of the cities has to be
close to the cities. This necessity results with the consideration and evaluation of the
crushed stone quarries in terms of their environmental impact. In this paper dust
emission measurements of a stone quarry close to the city have been carried out by
considering fugitive dust sources and the dust map of the establishment has been drawn.
In the conclusion of the study the values of fugitive dust amounts in the crushingsieving
facilities and in transportation courses have been set forth and compared.

Keywords: Quarry, fugitive dust