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Soil Binder for Erosion Control and Soil Stabilization

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For various construction purposes soils may be improved through the addition of chemical binders. These chemical additives range from waste products to manufactured materials and include mainly lime, fly ash, Portland cement and cement kiln dust (CKD). They bind soil particles together in order to make the soil matrix more water and pressure resistant. Soil binder has two functions: erosion control and soil stabilization. The success of common soil binder applications varies significantly depending on the local conditions and use of stabilized soil. Lime in certain forms can be used as soil binder. These forms are quicklime, hydrated lime and…

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Dust Control Systems

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When present, dust disturbs everyday life and work by reducing visibility, by depositing on various surfaces and by irritating nose, throat and skin. Moreover, dust has sincere influence on health through direct contact or through dispersion in air, soil and water bodies. Sources of dust are mining and construction processes, driving and operating on unpaved roads, etc. Therefore, there are different types of dust depending on the source. For example, coal dust is quite hazardous because it is a leading cause of black lung disease among miners. On the other side, dust produced from sand, gravel and stone processing causes…

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7 Things you need to know about Stabilization of Soil

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Stabilized soil is to serve under various local conditions, such as hot or cold weather, and dry or wet periods. The problems with non-treated soils are: deformations created under the loads of vehicles, machines, buildings, etc. shrinking and swelling due to higher or lower water saturation water permeability which leads to various forms of deformations, from small ones such as small cracks, to large ones such as erosion Methods of soil stabilization There are various methods for stabilization of soil and they can be broadly divided into physical and chemical ones. Physical methods involve physical processes to improve soil properties….

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Polymer Modified Bitumen

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Bitumen is a by-product of the fractional distillation of crude oil, but is also found in natural deposits. It has water-proofing and adhesive properties and thus has been used for thousands of years. Bitumen is widely used in roofing, road and pavement applications. However, it has significant drawbacks. Bitumen is brittle under low temperature and becomes soft under high temperature conditions. If used for pavement, likely results during time are dust, potholes, rutting, corrugation and other surface degradations caused by heavy traffic or extreme temperature. The road deteriorations lead to unsafe traffic conditions, decreased useful life of vehicles and higher…

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Fast Facts on Dust Control Products

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Dust affects almost all parts of life and work as it influences human health, environment, traffic and work by reducing visibility and decreasing useful life of vehicles and machinery. Therefore, dust control is of high importance. The most affective and least expensive methods are those involving dust prevention at source. For this purpose various dust control products can be used. The type of dust suppressant to be used usually depends on numerous factors: local climate, type of ground material, road traffic volumes, load to be supported, expected duration of treatment results, etc. Disregarding of type of dust issue and location,…

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Soil stabilization for more than just roads

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We talk about how great soil stabilization is for your road network for good reasons. It is the only way that ensures your roads are safe and reliable. However, soil stabilization works for more than just roads, paved or otherwise. With a little imagination, you can apply the same materials and tools used for maintaining your roads for other areas such as hillsides, shorelines, and buildings. Soil stabilization binds soil materials together so that the surface remains firm without causing environmental damage. It is viable any time the soil is loose and prone to landslides and shifting. it is also used well…

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Cost Effective Dust Control

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We rely on our roads so much we expect them to be there when we need them, often taking them for granted. We rarely consider how they erode away or whether they will need repairs in the future. With how expensive road repairs can get, no wonder we put them off far longer than we should. However, we do so by risking road safety for us and our vehicles. With proper road stabilization and dust control, we can extend the lives of our roads and even reduce the costs of repairs. Road dust is where the road itself comes apart due to…

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Choosing the Right Fugitive Dust Control Solution

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Every industry has set standards and regulations specific to them that must be met. Aside from having to be compliant with the fugitive dust control regulations, there are many other reasons why industrial businesses want to focus on their fugitive dust control management. There is a moral obligation to the community where the work is being carried out in. This pertains to their health as well as the ill effects that poor dust control management can have on the local economy. Within the companies themselves the dust problem can create additional concerns. It can have a dramatic effect on the level…

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Road Soil Stabilization

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Everyone talks about road soil stabilization for good reasons. Stabilization makes your roads drivable. It also makes your roads durable and environmentally friendly. However, most people only discuss it for straight level roads. While most roads meet this category, you may have a few inclined roads to deal with. Sloped roads are more unstable than level roads, and therefore require more care in construction. They are prone to landslides, spreading out due to gravity, and erosion from running water. This instability grows with the steepness of the grade as well, and you need to the right tools and techniques to…

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Fugitive Dust in the Agricultural Industry

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Many different industries have to deal with fugitive dust, and the agricultural industry is one of them. This issue affects the different sectors of the agricultural industry in varying degrees. Harvesting and production of grains are one of the most significant areas within the industry that requires a need for dust control. Soil is disturbed during the process of growing crops, causing a significant amount of dust to arise. It is sometimes referred to as windblown or fugitive dust. Each type of crop has its own level of dust issues which creates a demand for dust suppression. A prime example of this…

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