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Copeland, N. S., Sharratt, B. S., Wu, J. Q., Foltz, R. B., Dooley, J. H. 2009. A Wood-Strand Material for Wind Erosion Control: Effects on Total Sediment Loss, PM10 Vertical Flux, and PM10 Loss. Journal of Environmental Quality. ASA, CSSA, SSSA. Number 38. Pages 139-148
Erosion, Mitigation, Sediment, Lab study, Erosion and sediment control, Dust, Wood products, Air pollution
This study evaluated the efficiency of agricultural straw and wood-strand material on mitigating wind erosion (and resultant fugitive dust emissions) using wind tunnel laboratory tests. The results indicate that wood strands can withstand air speeds more than twice that of agricultural straw.