Dust Abatement Methods for Lines-of-Communication and Base Camps in Temperate Climates

John F. Rushing, Vernon M. Moore, Jeb S. Tingle, Quint Mason, Tim McCaffrey
Engineer Research and Development Center; Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory; US Army Corp of Engineers; U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

The purpose of this report is to present results from the evaluation of methods for mitigating dust on unpaved roads subjected to heavy truck traffic for sustainment applications in temperate climates. A sustainment application, as defined in this experiment, is a dust abatement material or method that is designed for long-term use during sustained military operations. The application of dust palliatives for sustainment missions assumes that construction equipment will be available in the theater of operations. Dust abatement materials and application methods must effectively control dust for at least 90 days. This report includes the evaluation of commercially available dust palliatives, as well as alternative methods for applying the products.

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