Dust Control for Safety—and Cost Savings

This article presents a series of case reports that demonstrate the importance of dust control during a variety of transportation-related situations. The author focuses on different dust control methods that can be used, including some currently-available products to employ. The case reports include summertime road repairs in rural Gilpin County, Colorado; a recycling center in metropolitan Chicago; a road construction project on a 4.5 mile mining road in McCullough County, Texas (near Austin); and managing dust on a dirt track used for bike racing (BMX) in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Strategies employed include the use of magnesium chloride (RoadSaver); durablend (an enhanced polymer blend); DustBoss cannon machines to spray dust-dampening water mist; PennzSuppress D, an emulsified resin product for dust control and soil stabilization; and Soiltac, a polymer dust controller and soil stabilizer. Included with the article are links to five related posts.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Erosion Control
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Forester Media
    • ISSN: 1073-7227

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2017 11:45AM