Dust Control

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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Dust Control and Suppression

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 Something that many people don’t really think about is the dust that can be thrown into the air during a mining or construction project.  Or even when a road is built.  Dust arising into the air can cause harm to those working in the mining industry as well as surrounding communities. However, thanks to Global Road Technology, these problems are something that can be controlled. GRT offers various solutions to Dust Control problems that can be provided domestically as well as internationally. Many companies have already taken advantage of GRT’s Dust Control and Suppression products. Fugitive dust from an unsealed road, where cars…

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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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