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Title: Corrosion and performance of dust palliatives : laboratory and field studies
Authors: Edwards, Lulu
Weiss, Charles Arthur, 1961-
Newman, J. Kent
Nichols, Fred A.
Mason, Quintin S.
Coffing, L. Rodgers
Keywords: Dust control
Military dust control
Dust palliatives
Dust palliative corrosion
Dust measurement
Soil stabilization
Military bases
Vehicles, Military--Corrosion
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/GSL TR-21-31
Abstract: This report details laboratory and field experiments on BioPreferred® dust suppressants to assess performance and corrosion characteristics. Numerous bio-based dust suppressant products are marketed, but little data are available to assess performance for dust abatement and corrosion of common metals. A laboratory study used an air impingement device and the Portable In-Situ Wind ERosion Laboratory (PI-SWERL) to simulate wind speeds similar to those in field conditions for rotary wing aircraft. Laboratory corrosion studies used metal coupons imbedded in soil treated with dust palliative. Field trials were conducted using ground vehicle traffic to minimize cost and lower safety concerns while increasing surface wear from repetitive traffic. These studies clearly show that bio-based products demonstrate low corrosion potential with similar dust abatement performance to synthetic-based agents.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/GSL TR-21-31
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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