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A Methodology For Impact Assessment And Acoustic Monitoring Of Quarry Activities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AC030061

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

727.31 kb

Author(s)

F. Asdrubali & G. Baldinelli

Abstract

A methodology for impact assessment and acoustic monitoring of quarry activities F. Asdrubali & G. Baldinelli Department of Industrial Engineering, Perugia University, Italy Abstract The work presents a methodology to assess the acoustic impact around extractive areas, the validation of which was made through the study of a quarry situated in Perugia (Italy). A preliminary analysis was conducted to locate sensitive areas, to characterize all the various noise sources in the quarry and to determine their contribution to the global acoustic climate. Afterwards, a simulation model for the noise sources in the quarry was implemented: through noise measurements, its reliability was verified. A detailed study on the quarry was therefore carried out, simulating different exercise conditions, corresponding to different noise sources at work in the quarry or to different morphologies during all the quarry life. The model allowed allowed the individualisation of the specific contribution of each source

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