Dust: Little Particles, Big Problems
An Introduction to Dust Economics
Perhaps your budget has been cut recently, or you just don’t think you can afford a dust control program right now. Well, the best possible program – one that features LIQUIDOW™ 38% Liquid Calcium Chloride – can actually pay for itself, by reducing the amount of aggregate your unpaved roads lose each year. Hard to believe? Consider these numbers.
Other Economic Factors to Consider
Controlling dust helps you control costs in other ways as well. For example, buildings located near unpaved surfaces may become less expensive to clean and maintain. Your vehicle maintenance costs can also be reduced. After all, tiny dust particles are quite capable of eluding preventive measures such as filters, plastic covers and cleansers. This leads to damaged bearings, clogged carburetors, fouled plugs and points, and ultimately, premature engine failure. So in an era of tightening budgets, a preventative dust control program featuring LIQUIDOW™ 38% Liquid Calcium Chloride is more, not less, important. It practically always pays for itself.
How Liquidow Does It
Calcium Chloride: A Dust Magnet
And Much More
Calcium chloride also exhibits a strong moisture film, high surface tension and low vapor pressure. These characteristics and calcium chloride’s “thirst” for moisture help bind aggregate particles together. As a result, the unpaved surfaces become compact. And over time, the chemical penetrates the surface at a depth of several inches, adding a stabilizing effect. This is what accounts for the reduction in lost aggregate discussed earlier and for LIQUIDOW™ 38% Liquid Calcium Chloride’s superiority as a dust control agent.
Liquidow Vs. Other Dust Control Agents: A Clean Sweep
Over the years, many different materials have been tried in the effort to control dust. Yet in test after test, none has proven as effective as calcium chloride, which explains why it is most preferred by road officials.
Oils and Emulsions
The Final Analysis
The dust control “remedies” discussed above are really not remedies at all. Some barely work. Others mask the dust problem while creating problems of their own. And some are simply too expensive and unreliable.