Dust Control

Eco Dust Control Solution

Dust control solutions using eco-friendly “glue” products have emerged as an effective method for reducing road dust and stabilizing unpaved surfaces. These innovative products, typically mixed with water and sprayed onto roads, offer a sustainable alternative to traditional dust suppressants, promising significant reductions in airborne particles while minimizing environmental impact.

Application Techniques for Optimal Dust Suppression

To achieve optimal dust suppression using our eco-friendly glue product, here are our recommended application techniques:

Preparation

  1. Surface Preparation:
    • Grading: Use a road grader to level the road and create a good profile. This helps in the even distribution and penetration of the dust suppressant into the road surface.
    • Moisture Content: Ensure the road surface holds some moisture. If the road material is too dry, pre-watering will improve the final result.
  2. Equipment:
    • Spray System: Use a water cart equipped with a pump and spray bar for the application. This ensures even distribution of the product across the road surface. We use trailers with totes and pumps and hoses. We also use large water trucks on larger installations.
    • The Product is the Key to our success: Rankin Industries manufactures its own blend of eco glue. This ensures that we know exactly what we are spraying down on the roads and driveways for our customers. This product has been used all over the world and is in great use today.

Application

  1. Mixing:
    • Mix the eco-friendly glue product with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This mixture will be sprayed onto the road surface.
  2. Spraying:
    • Even Distribution: Spray the mixture evenly across the road surface using the spray system. Start at one end of the area and work your way across in parallel lines, slightly overlapping each pass to avoid gaps.
    • Penetration: Allow the product to soak into the road surface. This helps in binding the soil particles together and forming a stable, dust-free surface.

Post-Application

  1. Curing Time:
    • Allow the treated surface to dry and cure for at least 24 hours. This curing period is crucial for the product to bond effectively with the road surface.
  2. Traffic Management:
    • Restrict traffic on the treated surface during the curing period to ensure the product sets properly and achieves maximum effectiveness.

Maintenance

  1. Regular Inspections:
    • Conduct regular inspections to assess the condition of the treated surface and determine if reapplication is necessary.
  2. Reapplication:
    • Reapply the product as needed, especially after heavy traffic or adverse weather conditions that may affect the treated surface.

By following these application techniques, you can achieve optimal dust suppression, ensuring a significant reduction in road dust and improved road conditions.

Long-term Maintenance and Cost Efficiency

Long-term maintenance and cost efficiency are crucial aspects of dust control solutions using eco-friendly products. While the initial application may require an upfront investment, these solutions often prove more cost-effective over time compared to traditional methods. The durability of eco-glue products typically results in reduced frequency of reapplication, lowering long-term maintenance costs. Additionally, by significantly reducing dust levels by 80-90%, these solutions can lead to decreased wear on vehicles and machinery, potentially extending their lifespan and reducing repair costs. Implementing a preventative maintenance plan, including regular inspections and timely reapplications, can further optimize the dust control system’s performance and longevity, ultimately improving cost efficiency.

Impact on Air Quality and Visibility

Effective dust control measures using eco-friendly products can significantly improve air quality and visibility in areas with unpaved roads. By reducing airborne dust particles by 80-90%, these solutions help mitigate the negative impacts of dust on human health and the environment. Dust from unpaved roads is a major contributor to particulate matter pollution, with studies showing that nearly 34% of airborne particulate matter in the U.S. originates from these sources. Improved air quality resulting from dust suppression can lead to better respiratory health for nearby communities and reduced environmental damage to vegetation and waterways. Additionally, enhanced visibility on roads treated with dust control products contributes to safer driving conditions and improved overall quality of life for residents in affected areas.

Give us a call today to get help with dust control !

214-202-1855 Lance Rankin, Owner of Rankin Industries