Dust is a characteristic feature of haul roads as they are made of substandard materials. Quite on the contrary, they have high-performance requirements as they have to withstand varying amounts of vehicular traffic and massive loads.

Watering soils is a traditional method of suppressing the formation of dust. However, excess water gives it a slurry and slippery texture compromising the safety of haul roads. The other drawbacks of using this dust suppression system includes wastage of water, increased vehicle wear and road maintenance.

The Need for Dust Suppression Systems

There are several reasons why dust formed on roads or other high vehicular tracts must be suppressed.

  • Untreated roads affect visibility and thereby increase the chances of accidents.
  • Dust particles if they get lodged in the lungs can become a major health hazard. It becomes a serious issue at workplaces as it compromises the health of employees.
  • By reducing gravel loss, it reduces the cost and needs for frequent road maintenance.
  • Dust also affects vehicular performance increasing wear and thereby results in frequent maintenance schedules.
  • On the whole, excessive dust formation also affects the aesthetics of a particular region because people do not like to live in dust-prone areas.

For these reasons and many more, it is necessary to control the formation of dust through the application of varied dust suppression systems.

Curbing it at the Source

Dust is very fine particles of soil. Even on paved roads, soil particles come to lose over time due to friction. Not only this, environmental elements such as air and water breakdown bigger soil particles and causes them to erode gradually.

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Part of it flows away with water running over it while the very minute particles escape into the air. Air saturated with dust is difficult to treat and hence, most air purifier systems fall short of the job of providing quality air. It, therefore, becomes necessary to use a dust suppression system that curbs dust formation at the source.

Global Road Technology has developed an advanced and tailored-made dust suppression system after analyzing the behaviour of dust particles. GRT products are a perfect blend of polymers which bind these particles together and enable better water penetration to keep the dust particles settled.

In addition to controlling dust, it also creates for roads with smoother and tighter road surfaces. Its lineup of dust suppression system includes the GRT 5000, GRT 7000 and GRT 8000. Each type of dust suppression system has its own set of features and advantages. The products are made polymers that are considered safe on the environment.

These binding agents, when applied to sub-standard soils, bind the particles through agglomeration. As such, the size and density of soil particles increases. They keep the dust settled and prevent vehicles from throwing up dust in the air. GRT 5000 Liquid Tarping solutions seal gravel and dirt roads and thereby help to suppress up to 95% of dust particulates.

Dust Suppression Systems for a Safer, Cleaner and Greener Environment

The benefits of Global Road Technology dust suppression systems are not limited to arresting the formation of dust and preventing them from becoming airborne. When applied to the soil, it forms a protective crust over it. As it binds the surface soil particles it prevents the formation of potholes and at the same time stabilizes surfaces against wash boarding. Thus, it requires less frequent grading. It also creates a skid-resistant surface.

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