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Research Idea Details

ID

860

Title

Dust-free technologies for surface preparation of concrete and steel

Focus Area

Construction and Maintenance Practices

Status

Archived

Cost

Under $99,000

Timeframe

Under 1 year

Research Idea Scope

Identify and test technologies promising
"dust-free" environments. 
Suggested technologies include water-blasting and abrasive blasting with
sponge/grit.  

Urgency and Payoff

PM-10 and total particulates are health and
environmental concerns.  Current
technologies generate excessive dust during the preparation of concrete and
painted steel surfaces prior to the repair or re-coating or bridge
elements.  The technologies mentioned
also hold promise of a less costly method to perform the work and increase
productivity.  Real savings would be
realized immediately. 

Suggested By

Peter J. Weykamp, P.E., NYSDOT 518 935-7470
peter.weykamp@dot.ny.gov or bluesquare@msn.com

Posting Date

October 4, 2013

New - items posted in the last 7 days (30 days for TERI)

AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)
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