Development of a compact excavator mounted dust suppression system

Wallace, Kieran and Cheung, Wai Ming (2013) Development of a compact excavator mounted dust suppression system. Journal of Cleaner Production, 54. pp. 344-352. ISSN 0959 6526

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Abstract

This paper reports on the investigation of an excavator mounted dust suppression system for demolition and construction activities. Ever increasing pressure is placed on contractors to improve their environmental performance, especially dust emissions. Current methods of dust suppression have been investigated and each of the methods has also been critically analysed to determine their advantages and disadvantages. The investigation also examined the requirements of such a system and a concept system proposal was produced. A working prototype has been constructed for a mini excavator complete with a hydraulic breaker. The proposed system was rigorously tested in various configurations to determine its efficiency and effectiveness in comparison with current suppression techniques. The resulting benefits such as the reduction of water usage and cost are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dust, construction demolition process, dust suppression, environmental benefits, cost benefits
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 12:28
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 18:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13665

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