- Road Construction and Dust Control
- Product Advantages
- Water Conservation
- Carbon Emissions Reduction
Engineered Environmental Solutions
Engineered Solutions. Inspired by the Environment.
We provide solutions for roads and dust control that are sustainable, environmentally compliant, and allow for a significant reduction in water use and reduced CO2 emissions.
Creating Sustainability with Environmental Solutions
We have taken cognizance of climate change and the resulting environmental legislation being implemented around the world in accordance with countries committed to the limitations set forth in the Kyoto Treaty. Accordingly, we have developed environmentally safe and sustainable solutions that allow our clients to effectively decrease their carbon emissions and environmental footprint.
Soil & Dust Solutions provides methods and technologies related to road construction, erosion control, hydro-seeding, and dust control and is a member of the EGS Sector (Environmental Goods and Services Sector) in South Africa.
Soil & Dust Solutions provides Engineered Environmental Solutions to our clients as alternative choices to the traditional bitumen, asphalt and cement materials typically used in road construction, and which have non-sustainable and high environmental impacts. Allowing for quantifiable water and Co2 and cost savings.
The elimination of the crushing, storage, transport and additional construction required when an imported aggregate material is required is substantial, the elimination or significant reduction of this allows reduced CO2 emissions and a reduced environmental impact. (ref: Centre for Sustainability (C4S) at TRL Limited, Taylor Technology, and Costain Limited.)
The dust control solutions provided by Soil & Dust Solutions, provide alternative choices to the harmful hydrocarbon, bitumen, and lignosulfonate waste products available in the marketplace and allow for significant decrease in water usage, as the products are applied once every 12-18 months (dependent upon project specifics), not on a regular basis, which is required when using other products available.
EBS Soil Stabilizer and Durasolutions Environmental Product Advantages
- ability to be used with the in-situ soil
- once applied, allow for significant water use reduction
- will not leach into water tables or soil
- do not contain heavy hydrocarbons or petroleum residues
- suppression of dust particles of PM10 and PM2.5
- adheres to the compliance regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- safe for vegetation, fauna, and flora
- safe for animals and wildlife
- allows for a substantial reduction in water use
The adaption of new methods and technologies by the construction, infrastructure, mining, and development sectors is essential in order for the companies within these industries to remain competitive. We provide cost-effective solutions that allow companies to adapt to new methods that are sustainable and reduce carbon emissions and their environmental impact. By taking such steps companies will engage in triple bottom line actions of corporate, social and environmental responsibility, while at the same time reducing their future risk in terms of Carbon Cap and Tax policies which are rapidly being adopted and implemented by governments around the world. SAFER – SMARTER – SIMPLER – COST EFFECTIVE.
Water Neutrality is a global process of instilling water savings projects and initiatives that will offset the amount of water used. A number of countries and regions have recently been listed by the United Nations as “water endangered”, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Australia are amongst those listed.
In many areas where mining operations take place, there exist serious shortages of water supply, making the ability to conserve water usage critical, for which Soil & Dust Solutions provides a viable and effective solution.
IMAGINE THE WATER SAVINGS IF YOU STOPPED WATERING YOUR ROADS FOR DUST CONTROL. That’s right not reduced – stopped. How much water would you save?
Contact us for a free evaluation to find out
Reduced Environmental Footprint
Engineered Solutions. Inspired by the Environment.
Soil & Dust Solutions provides proven Engineered Environmental Solutions™ for the implementation of environmentally efficient methods for the reduction of greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions
Road Construction + Dust Suppression x (SOIL & DUST SOLUTIONS ) = > CO2
ROADS FOR GREEN LIVING
Our products and services represent Best Available Technology (BAT) as a new and technologically advanced co-polymer stabilizer which utilizes nanotechnology to create a matrix of particles which increase the strength of in-situ soils and provide an effective surface seal for dust suppression.
We provide environmentally engineered options for our clients as alternative choices to the traditional bitumen, asphalt and cement materials typically used in road construction, and which have non-sustainable and high environmental impacts. The elimination of the crushing, storage, transport and additional construction required when an imported aggregate is required is substantial, the elimination or significant reduction of this allows from reduced emissions. The elimination of cement or a significant decrease in amounts required also allows for reduced emissions and environmental impact. (ref: Centre for Sustainability (C4S) at TRL Limited, Taylor Technology, and Costain Limited.)
Less Cement and Aggregate. Better Longer Lasting Roads. No Water for Dust Control. Better for Environment.
Our dust control solutions provide alternative choices to the harmful hydrocarbon, bitumen, and lignosulfonate waste products available in the marketplace and allow for significant decrease in water usage, as the products are applied once every 12-18 months (dependent upon project specifics), not on a regular basis, which is required when using other products available.
Soil & Dust Solutions is dedicated to the Environment and recognizes the importance of combating climate change through the reduction of carbon emissions and provides Engineered Solutions for the Environment™
The proper construction of a Mine Haul Road will:
- Improve Work Cycle
- Reduce Fleet Size
- Increase fuel efficiency
- Increase skid resistance
- Reduce Rolling Resistance
- Extend Tyre life
= Reduced CO2 Emissions
Effective Dust Control will:
- Eliminate the need for constant watering by water trucks
- Eliminate related diesel consumption
- Significantly reduce water consumption
- Decrease maintenance of vehicles
= Reduced CO2 Emissions
We think Green means Green.
This is a time period where environmental improvement is going to lead toward profitability.” –Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman, and CEO, GE
The investment to use our products for road construction and dust suppression will prove to be an effective investment in the environment which will also:
- reduce CO2 emissions
- increase efficiency
- increase production
- increase profitability
ONE LITRE OF DIESEL SAVED = 2.63 KGS OF CO2 SAVED
Does your Business, as Usual, include the use of bitumen or hydrocarbon waste products for surface seal and dust suppression? OR Applying “products” several times a day? If so, you are increasing your carbon emissions considerably during the application process, as well as increasing your liabilities during closure when the material has to be removed to a depth of one metre.
Minerals beneficiation alone contributes more than 60% to South Africa’s total industrial greenhouse gas emissions, a high percentage of which comes from the burning of fossil fuels or the use of electricity to smelt or refine the ore.
Worldwide, the mining industry contributes 65 % of Green House Gas Emissions. While the reliance of the population and world’s economies on natural resources is not going to decrease significantly, the incorporation of environmentally efficient methods into the capital development and operational costs of mining and industrial operations will have a positive effect on the carbon emission reduction, and the greenhouse gas effect on global warming.
Many countries around the world have already implemented Carbon Cap and Tax legislation; many more will follow in the coming years. As a result of the recent Summit on Climate Change – South Africa (Gallagher Estates, March 2-6, 2009), South Africa will have its formal Carbon Cap and Tax regulations in place by 2012.
Mines and industries that undertake initiatives that reduce carbon emissions will position themselves to:
Avoid carbon tax for exceeding emission limits and Earn Carbon credits as a result.
Effective management of the daily operations on mine sites can be adapted to new methods that decrease carbon emissions substantially.
Soil & Dust Solutions offers a real opportunity for our mining, construction, and industrial clients in terms of Carbon Emission Reduction (CER) resulting in a significantly reduced environmental footprint and Carbon Credits. Soil & Dust Solutions not only supplies BAT – Best Available Technology, but also the knowledge and ability to guide its clients through the CDM process through to technical and site assistance.
Clean Development Mechanism – CDM
Reduced CO2 –CER through reduced/eliminated diesel consumption associated with constant dust suppression and inferior road construction.
the reduction process falls under a defined methodology under energy efficiency, fuel switching (in our case significant decrease of diesel consumption) for carbon emission reduction. (Contact us for more detailed information)
Use of the product is guaranteed to have a significant impact on the current baseline (models to demonstrate are available, contact us for more information)
- Reduced environmental impact
- Reduced air pollution – dust suppression
- Safer and Healthier working environment
- Workers re-deployed (no jobs lost)
- Reduced Operational costs
- Significant water conservation
- Capital expenditure required
- Best Available Technology
- Baseline and CER reduction levels not sensitive to sales volumes
- Change from Business as Usual
We have been working together with strategic top industry leaders in several different sectors in order to develop a comprehensive data model to determine CO2 baseline assessments. Call us for an appointment to assess and evaluate your operations.
Material Data Safety Sheets, Environmental Toxicity Reports, and Aquatic Toxicity Reports are available upon request.