Analysis of street sweepings, Portland, Oregon

Open-File Report
Prepared in cooperation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
By: , and 



A brief study involving collection and analysis of street sweepings was undertaken to provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with data on physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of dust and dirt accumulating on Portland streets. Most of the analyses selected were based on the pollutant loads predicted by the Storage, Treatment, Overflow, and Runoff Model (STORM). Five different basins were selected for sampling, and samples were collected three times in each basin. Because the literature reports no methodology for analysis of dust and dirt, the analytical methodology is described in detail. Results of the analyses are summarized in table 1.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Analysis of street sweepings, Portland, Oregon
Series title Open-File Report
DOI 10.3133/70170983
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Portland, OR
Contributing office(s) Oregon Water Science Center
Description iv, 16 p.
Country United States
State Oregon
City Portland
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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