Dust Control and Road Regeneration
Maintenance of rail terminals is starting to change from spreading gravel to fixing pot holes and rutting as they develop, to long term solutions with EarthBind Stabilizers. Over time using short term solutions the gravel is pushed below the surface allowing the fine grain soil to migrate to the surface causing dust emissions, pot holes, and wash boarding, making topical dust abatement adhesion difficult.
We have several options available to the Railroad industry, all financially and environmentally responsible.
Purpose of Dust Control and Road Regeneration
- Increased EmployeeHealth and Safety
- OSHA/DEP Environmental Compliance
- Reduction of PM-10 and PM-2.5
- Increased Track Side Visibility
- Reduction of Maintenance Budget
Towards Elimination of Airborne Particles from Rail Traffic
Download this special report detailing safety issues in the rail industry.
Annual Cost Benefit
Typical costs for annual road grading and applying full rate of dust control annually.
Year One: $400,000
Year Two: $400,000
Year Four: $400,000
Year Five: $400,000
Total Costs: $2,000,000
Based on annual road grading costs plus application of full rate of dust control product annually.
Typical costs for annual maintenance after Regeneration and treatment on Two Million Square feet over five years.
Year One: $550,000
Year Two: $120,000
Year Three: $120,000
Year Four: $120,000
Year Five: $120,000
Total Costs: $1,030,000
Annual maintenance application of $0.06 per square foot.
Regeneration of Aggregate
The process begins with making a stable surface by recapturing existing aggregates below the surface. Recycling these aggregates using specialized equipment eliminates the need to import new material
Grading and Compacting
After recycling the aggregate, roads are graded and compacted using conventional equipment
Application of EarthBind-100
EarthBind-100 is applied using a computerized spreader truck. This ensures uniformity of the proper dosage rate.
- Employee Safety
- Stable roads that are dust free
- Reduction in maintenance costs
- Environmental Compliance
- Increased Visibility
- Keeps traffic in designated areas
- Environmentally Friendly