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Central tire inflation (CTI) reduces sediment up to 84%: a method to help meet new water quality standards & guidelines

Moore, T.; Foltz, R.B.; Cronenwett, L. 1995. Central Tire Inflation (CTI) Reduces Sediment up to 84%--A Method to Help Meet New Water Quality Standards and Guidelines. Engineering Tech Tips. San Dimas, CA: San Dimas Technology and Development Center. 1 p.

Keywords: sedimentation; tire pressure; water quality; sediment; Central Tire Inflation; road

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Abstract: Research studies conducted over the last five years indicate that dramatic reductions in sediment from road surfaces can be expected by using lower tire pressures on heavy-haul vehicles. The roads with the most dramatic reductions in road surface sediment are those with no surfacing material or surfaced with aggregates that produce a high degree of fine material during hauling operations.

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