Potential Health Impacts from Transport Emissions in HVHF Operations
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Karl Korfmacher
Trucks currently deliver most materials and remove most wastes related to High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing (HVHF) operations. But road limitations may result in increased truck traffic along certain routes. Using Network Analyst and GIFT, high use road segments are identified and emission dispersions modeled using AERMOD. Model results are then linked to census data to identify populated areas and potentially at risk populations from additional pollution from HVHF truck traffic.