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Independent analysis reveals dust suppression almost halves costs

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Short term price pain will produce a dramatic long term gain on a company’s bottom line according to an independent study into an innovative dust suppressant. Prepared by respected firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for Australian “instant” infrastructure company Global Road Technology, the analysis compared conventional water suppression for road construction and maintenance activities against the specially formulated cross-linked co-polymer dust suppression product GRT7000. Engineered for use in civil construction, GRT7000 concentrate is diluted with water before loaded into a water tank and applied to any dusty, unsealed road using standard spray equipment. Deloitte’s analysis concluded that while the initial cost…

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Fugitive Dust Control for the Mining Industry

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  The mining industry on the whole has had its share of challenges, and one that is contended with worldwide is the fugitive dust emissions. The standards are constantly being raised demanding more extensive reduction and control. There is no one area of a mining site that can take the entire blame for the dust that is created. It can and often does occur at the beginning of a mining process up until its near completion. It has been a concern not only for those involved in the industry, but the local communities as well as various levels of government….

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The Problems With Dust Arising from Mining Activities

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Mining activities result in a number of dust particles being released into the air, which can be both hazardous for the workers down in the mine themselves and the environment in that area overall. Miners are exposed to multiple harmful agents or materials and potentially toxic fumes that are released in the dust particles. These include reagents, fuels, solvents, chemicals, detergents, coal dust, diesel particulate matter (DPM), silica dust, and asbestos, welding fumes, trona dust, metal dust and even poisonous plants. When it comes to dust control, solutions are often overlooked because there don’t seem to be many for the…

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The Importance of Dust Suppression and Soil Stabilization

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Knowing why dust mitigation is important and that using the most standard methods may not be all that affective, helps in making informed choices for dealing with dust issues. Implementing the proper dust control products can also eliminate potential problems further on into the project when there is a need for soil stabilization Dust Suppression Dust control has to be a main priority in any industry where dust is something that has to be dealt with. Most job site management has the responsibility of meeting the regulations pertaining to the environment. Those residing in the close proximity of the construction…

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The Methods of Soil Stabilization

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  Road and civil engineering projects demand high-performance and high-quality soils. Soil stabilization involves the alteration of one or more of the soil properties. The quality of soil is measured in terms of the size of its particles and as such is described as well-graded or poorly graded. The main purpose of undertaking the process is to prepare the land and build a strong foundation that can support the design loading. It is done to increase soil strength and durability as well as to suppress dust formation and prevent soil erosion. The methods used to improve the engineering properties of…

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Road Stabilization

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Unpaved and gravel roads require frequent maintenance and repair, which in turn disrupts transportation and traffic flow when new substrate or aggregate is added to the road, blocked drainage is corrected, motorized graders are used to restore flat surfaces and potholes are filled. In addition to being disruptive to local commerce, this type of road maintenance is costly, manpower intensive and exhausts a lot of resources, including the fuel to power the graders and related machinery. To reduce the amount of maintenance required for these gravel, sand and unpaved roads, civil engineers designed “road stabilization” techniques, which are defined as…

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Temporary Access Road Construction

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Many industries require temporary access road construction, including military and defense organizations, which must set up training sites and forward operating bases in the field where tracked and wheeled vehicles are used; mines and quarries, which require multiple access points for excavation work; non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which engage in community development activities like school and medical center construction in remote areas that lack paved roads; and many others. The common quandary that these disparate organizations face is how to rapidly create sturdy and safe temporary road surfaces without incurring excessive costs. The scientists, civil engineers and researchers at Global Road…

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The Basic Road Stabilization Process

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Many engineers are paying increasing attention to road stabilization in order to build quality roads that can hold up against rough and heavy use. The objective is to improve strength, reduce soil plasticity and lower compressibility either by binding the soil particles or waterproofing them or a combination of both. It involves the application of mechanical processes and chemical additives to increase the density of the soil. Higher the density of a material fewer the voids present in it. Voids are most damaging to the integrity of a road or for that matter any type of construction. As they trap…

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Global Road Technology Delivers Superior Results Across All Aspects of Road Construction and Maintenance

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The topic of road construction and maintenance is of import to companies, municipalities, governments, NGOs, and military organizations across the globe.  There are numerous issues relevant to the process, including design and engineering concerns, contracting and administrative tasks, implementation, cost control, and more.  Global Road Technology and their innovative series of dust control and stabilization products offer a superior alternative to traditional road construction and maintenance models in nearly every situation and application.  Let’s take a closer look: Administration/Contracting/Public Works – Perhaps the most important aspects of road construction and maintenance as far as the administrative and public works burden…

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Mechanical Soil Stabilization – Creating Stability from an Unstable Base

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  One of the most daunting challenges of building roads or infrastructure in remote areas is dealing with large areas of unstable or challenging soil conditions.  In circumstances like these, mechanical soil stabilization techniques are employed, in an attempt to stabilize the base enough to lay a reliable hard surface on top of it.  There are a variety of different methods and techniques that can be employed for this purpose, depending on the cause of the instability as well as the material composition of the local soil and rock. The problem with these methods is the expense associated with the…

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