Environmental Pollution and Impacts of Dust Storms on the Traffic Safety

L. Salman, Eman (2016) Environmental Pollution and Impacts of Dust Storms on the Traffic Safety. Second International Engineering Conference On Developments in Civil & Computer Engineering Applications 2016.

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The study aims to investigate the negative effect that the dust storms leave on the human health in general and on the traffic safety as well. Five represented samples of the dust have been collected from the storms which occurred during (2009 and 2010) in Tikrit city/ north of Iraq to find it's particle size distribution, existence of heavy metals, and radioactive minerals, in addition, a survey that consists from 70 samples has been collected to examine the driving difficulty during such condition. Grain size analysis show that the silt size forming the majority (62.6% ), fine sand (23.52%) and clay (13.88%) , also CaCO3 and organic content have been determined with average (25.9%) and (2.11%) respectively. The heavy metals including Cd, Ni, Pb, Cr, Co, and Zn showing that Zn , Ni, Co and Cr are more than the standards in the crust of the earth which considered pollutant elements while Cd and Pb are less than the standards. It was found that 92% of the drivers face difficulty during driving in dusty weather, 47% of the drivers has health problems concerns the dusty weather and 20% of them tend to change their destination or drive faster when they face dust storm while driving

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dust storms, Heavy Metals, Traffic Safety, Air Pollution
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 08:23
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 08:23
URI: http://eprints.tiu.edu.iq/id/eprint/948

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