Fugitive dust generated by vehicular traffic on unpaved roads leads to road deterioration, sediment run-off, impact on our health and the environment, and ultimately, higher expenses! Dust control is imperative to the daily operations of agriculture, mining, fire management, and construction, and it can be a nuisance in residential and public road situations. EnviRoad® has experience with a vast number of soil types, road conditions, and environmental conditions, from county roads in rural Oregon and vineyards in Sonoma County, California, to large projects in the Middle East. Our road and soil experts are here to find the right dust abatement solution with you.
EnviRoad® manufactures a proprietary, innovative, and environmentally safe dust control product known as Earthbind® 100. This product is engineered to efficiently and safely alleviate fugitive dust from unpaved roads and reduce costs in the long run. More Information
With trends continuing towards strict health, safety, and environmental regulations, Earthbind® is an efficient and effective method to reduce dust-related environmental and health concerns. Plus, it aids in complying with clean air and water requirements by reducing airborne dust and sedimentation. Any dirt, gravel or unpaved road surface can benefit from utilizing Earthbind® for road dust control.
Traditional dust control products are made of potentially carcinogenic petroleum oils and are diluted in highly volatile and flammable solvents. Others contain chemicals that are reported to be corrosive to metal, vehicles, or other equipment that may come into contact with the treated areas. Some contain soluble chloride anions that are harmful to aquatic organisms or become absorbed by plant roots. Once absorbed, these anions are transported to leaves and twigs, where they eventually accumulate to toxic levels. These anions can also raise the osmotic concentration of the soil, thereby diminishing the availability of water to plant roots and retarding metabolic functions, photosynthesis, and growth.
Other dust control products are water-soluble. Rainfall can cause the product to wash off into surface waters. When the product reaches these waterways, it reduces light penetration and can lead to the reduction of photosynthesis by phytoplankton, lowering the oxygen balance and interfering with aquatic life.
In contrast, Earthbind® is a safe, long-lasting, and economical solution for dirt roads, gravel roads and any unpaved road surface. Earthbind® is used on mining roads, agricultural roads and many unpaved county and Forestry roads. Earthbind® considered to be non-carcinogenic. When recommended application and handling procedures are followed, Earthbind® is considered to be safe to humans and the environment. Once applied and with adequate time to cure, Earthbind® is resistant to water and does not re-emulsify when it rains.
EnviRoad® also offers Lignin Sulfonate as an alternative environmentally safe solution for dust abatement. Lignosulfonates are derived from lignin, a naturally occurring polymer found in wood that acts like glue, holding the cellulose fibers of pulps together. It is considered an effective option for dust control and is easy to apply. More Information