Controlling fugitive dust with daily water truck operations is a losing battle. As the water quickly evaporates from the soil, your dust problem returns, and there is very little reward for the wasted efforts and precious water resources.
It’s a common perception that controlling fugitive dust on unpaved surfaces using water alone is an economical method. It’s surprising to discover the true cost of suppressing fugitive dust with water. In reality, construction companies, mining operations, and oil and gas service industries are spending significantly more given the high price of diesel, increased labor costs and equipment maintenance.
The constant application of water to the wearing course of a road can pump fine material to the surface leading to increased maintenance. Using water to control fugitive dust simply turns dust into mud! There is added cost with the repetitious blading and re-shaping of the road that becomes necessary when large volumes of water are repeatedly applied to the road.
Earthbind-WT is a common sense approach when fighting fugitive dust on any unpaved road using a standard water truck. Earthbind-WT greatly reduces the cost of controlling dust when compared to using water while the amount of dust generated is significantly decreased.
Earthbind-WT is a modified biopolymer emulsion that is sold and shipped as a liquid concentrate. Earthbind-WT concentrate is simply added to a water truck and diluted with water to make anywhere from a 2.5% to 10% percent solution. This solution is then applied to any dusty unpaved surface on a daily, bi-weekly, or weekly schedule. The applied solution of Earthbind-WT will bind the silty dust particles together preventing them from becoming airborne. Subsequent maintenance applications will cause Earthbind-WT to build up and after a period of time, due to the accumulative residual of product, the application of Earthbind-WT can be suspended or reduced until blow on, tracked on, or traffic generated dust warrants another quick application of product.
Earthbind-WT will provide a continuous and enduring accumulation of the product into the soil/aggregate road material.