DustLess™ – Why and How It Works
The least expensive dust control method is DustLess™
DustLess™ does not function like water or chlorides:
1. Water surrounds individual soil and/or dust particles thus "floating" the
individual particle. When a particle is floated by application of water, there
is a space in between each soil particle (a space filled with a microscopic
amount of water). If enough water is applied to eliminate all dust, then every
soil particle is separated by water. This separation reduces friction because
the particles no longer touch the adjacent particle directly. This phenomenon
commences immediately upon reaching optimum moisture content (OMC) in the soil.
Once you exceed OMC, even by a very small percentage, you have mud. If you do
not reach OMC, then you do not have complete dust control. Wetted soil sticks to
stuff, it tracks, it has low coefficient of friction, and it immediately begins
to dry out (all bad things). It provides a very short effective life span and
many reapplications are needed to created at best modest dust control that is
constantly changing in effectiveness.
2. Chlorides work by drawing moisture out of the air, thus dampening the soil.
Same problem as water, not enough chloride and you do not have complete dust
control. Too much chloride and you have hard and soft spots in the soil, some
areas over-treated and some areas undertreated. Any amounts of chloride and you
have corrosion of vehicles and equipment; and you have the health issue of
breathing in dried, chlorided soil as the control goes away. Chlorides require
several applications per year. Chloride applications are only effective if there
is substantial moisture/humidity in the air. A heavy rain event washes away
chloride dust control requiring reapplication. Continual use of salts
(chlorides) over extended periods of time kills adjacent vegetation, and
pollutes ground water.
3. DustLess™ works differently. It is specially formulated to absorb into the
individual soil particles rather than surround and "float" the particle as does
water. By absorbing in and not surrounding the particle, the individual
particles remain in direct contact with each other keeping the soil surface
firm, good coefficient of friction (traction), no stickiness, thus no tracking.
The product is not alkaline, it is not acidic, it is non-corrosive, and
Effective dust control lasts for about one year (9 - 15 months). Watering is
never required. Climate or humidity are not factors. It does not wash away or
dilute in rain events. Reapplications after the initial application are done at
a much lower rate to renew highly effective, long lasting control. In the long
run (i.e.: over a few years) the DustLess™ applications are always cheaper, are
always more effective, and are always better from a health point of view. All
this with no negative environmental issues and no corroded equipment either.
4 oz. Desktop Samples and Demonstration Instructions
available upon request.
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