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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.
EnviroTech Services, Inc.'s number one priority is to provide products that ensure the longevity of our environment in order to protect our community now and for generations to come. The process of hydraulic fracturing comes with many risks, including clay swell and fine migration.
The topic of how to treat areas with unique or highly sensitive ecological needs has been long standing within dust control markets. The days of using things like waste oil to treat roads are long gone, and the vast majority of vetted products present very little risk to the environments they enter. Still, there are outlying areas that cannot tolerate chlorides at any significant level. Places like the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge, which have precious and biologically diverse wetlands to preserve.
And although places like Squaw Creek have a growing number of chloride free products to choose from – the issue is not so easily settled. Why? Because many of these products simply do not perform. Just like calorie free sweeteners or soy based veggie burgers, it can be hard to remove an element or ingredient and still get the punch we want. It is the classic consumer tradeoff that good product developers constantly look to close. durablend-C™ is EnviroTech’s latest step forward in this quest.
For Squaw Creek, however, maintaining its ecology was about more than finding a decent sugar free coffee sweetener. As such, they entered into a rigorous screening process to identify products worthy of including in an on-site study. In short, durablend-C™ passed the test. And not just because it did not have an adverse interaction with the wetlands. It passed because it worked. A single application of durablend-C™ that incorporated ESI’s proprietary Compact & Cap™ program performed as well or better than two applications of the alternative product tested over the same timeline without compromising the ecosystem.
Application of durablend-C™
What does BioPreferred® mean?
The BioPreferred® program is managed by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) and promotes the development, sale, and usage of products derived mainly from renewable resources rather than traditional petroleum-based products. The goal of the program is to preserve the health of the environment as well as us humans through the reduced distribution of harmful products.
Water conservation is incredibly important; it is a global issue and something that everyone needs to focus on. There are a number of actions that can be instituted to ensure water is not wasted on roads, in landfills, and during agricultural projects. The BioPreferred®, X-Hesion Pro® water application for roads is part of a cohesive program designed by EnviroTech Services Inc. as a method of reducing the water utilized to keep dust levels down on unpaved roads.
Our roads take us where we need to go, but they are large open spaces vulnerable to erosion and other environmental hazards. They crack and deform with age, releasing dust and other debris into the surroundings. Thus, making the roads hazardous to everyone who lives and works near them. Fortunately, with proper care and planning, our roads can serve us for years without issue. However, each industry has its own environmental concerns.
An environmentally-friendly solution for better dust control in agricultural, mining and landfill access roads, X-Hesion Pro binds to the surface of unpaved roads, stabilizing the soil. Surface preservation may be especially important for industrial roads and access roads, particularly for mining sites. Dangerously eroded roads can be extremely hazardous when heavy equipment is used.
Whether your mine is open pit or underground, one of the keys to keeping it operating at peak capacity is maintaining the roads that transport your products, employees, and equipment to and from the mine site.