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Dust Control Decision Making: Calcium Chloride vs Magnesium Chloride

As a site or project manager, you are always looking to maximize efficiency. When it comes to selecting dust control, it can be hard to  find a product that is suited to your site requirements, stay within budget, and aligned with the strategic goals of the operation. 

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2) have been used interchangeably for dust control in order to accommodate pricing and availability, reduce decision time, and simplify the buying process. The tendency to substitute magnesium for calcium chloride, or vice-versa, is exacerbated if you have limited access to supply stores. 

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What is the GHS? Why is it Important?

What is the GHS?

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Dust Control at Quarries

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Dust Control at Demolition Sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires demolition sites to properly manage storm water and dust to comply with environmental regulations and reduce environmental impacts. One concern that arises while working on a demolition site is the possibility of site pollutants being released into nearby waterways due to storm water runoff.

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X-Hesion® Pro: Dust Control and Road Stabilization for Dynamic Roads

As an industry leader, EnviroTech Services, Inc. is always looking raise the bar by developing innovative and environmentally conscious dust control and road stabilization products, like X-Hesion® Pro.

X-Hesion Pro is an ultra-low, chloride-based dust control and road stabilization product that utilizes complex, organic polymers that reduces the overall cost of maintain unpaved roads.

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Nez Perce County Experiments with Ice Slicer®

With the assistance of EnviroTech Services, Inc., the Nez Perce County Road and Bridge Department in Idaho is now using Ice Slicer®, a granular deicer composed of naturally occurring minerals and complex chlorides. Check out "Ancient Salt the New Thing for NPC," by the Lewiston Tribute about Nez Perce County and Bridge Department using Ice Slicer.

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Sustainable Practices in Your Backyard

When you look outside, what do you see?

For many people living in the United States, it is common to see a lawn when looking outside your front window. The American fascination with lawns can be seen as early as the 17th century when a large, well-maintained lawn served as a symbol of wealth. However, as society and agricultural technology advanced, lawns become more accessible and soon became a staple feature of the American Dream.

But times are changing...

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Alaska DOT AMP®-lifies Deicing and Anti-Icing Treatment

When winter storms come, it is typically the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) and Public Works Agency's responsibility to ensure roads are snow and ice free. Individuals who help create and implement deicing and anti-icing programs are looking to make strategic decisions that maximize operational efficiency.

To increase efficiency, it is important to avoid expensive and time-consuming obstacles, like vehicle maintenance and replacement. State DOTs and Public Works Agencies are taking proactive measures to minimize issues, like corrosion damage, which can be a large contributor to vehicle damage. 

Corrosion is a natural oxidation process that erodes metals due to chemical reactions. Once corrosion is present, it spreads quickly and degrades the quality of metal by forming abrasions, cracks, and holes. State DOTs are working to alleviate corrosion damage by decreasing the amount of product needed to clear roads by implementing brine technology and corrosion inhibitors.

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The Polar Vortex is "Snow" Joke

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Deicing and Anti-Icing: What's the Difference?

According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are over 1,300 deaths and more than 116,800 injuries caused by vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavements across the nation each year. Road surface condition is the single most important safety factor during a winter event — more important than visibility, precipitation, air temperature, wind or exposure.

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