SOIL EROSION AND DUST CONTROL ON ARIZONA HIGHWAYS: PART II. LABORATORY TESTING PROGRAM

Forty-six commercially available chemicals were tested in this study. Laboratory testing included subjecting specimens of a dune sand, treated with spray-on chemicals, to simulated wind velocities up to 90 mph. Specimens of compacted granitic soil, treated with either a spray-on or a mixed-in application of the chemicals, were subjected to simulated traffic abrasive forces under simulated tire pressures up to 60 psi. Selected chemical treatments were subjected to various environmental-durability conditions before testing. Durability conditions included freeze-thaw cycles, wet-dry cycles, rainfall-dry cycles, and variation of curing temperatures. Based upon the results of this laboratory testing phase, several chemical stabilizers were selected for applications in a large scale field testing program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Arizona Transportation and Traffic Inst., Tucson. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E10, PB-260 599-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85007

    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Transportation and Traffic Institute
    Tucson, AZ  USA  85721

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sultan, H A
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ADOT-RS-10-141-II Intrm Rpt., FHWA/RD/M-0335
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM