DUST-AWAY – reliable, efficient, eco-friendly dust suppressor for reduction of Particulate Air Pollution
Clean air is considered to be a basic requirement of human health and well-being. However, air pollution continues to pose a significant threat to health worldwide. Airborne pollutants are responsible for about one third of deaths from stroke, chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, as well as one quarter of deaths from heart attack. Air pollution is also fundamentally altering our climate, with profound impacts on the health of the planet.
Only 12 per cent of cities worldwide have air quality measures that meet WHO standards.* One of the most dangerous air pollutants is dust – Particulate Matter (PM) with particles, smaller than 10 μm in diameter (PM10) and particles smaller than 2,5 μm in diameter (PM 2,5).
Easily biodegradable and Non-hazardous to ground water
DUST-AWAY is an eco-friendly product with double use, based on Calcium Magnesium Acetate and Potassium Formate, designed for reduction of Particulate Air Pollution (PM) and reliable winter maintenance.
ECO friendly and efficient Dust-suppressor with excellent de-icing properties!
The Mayor of London’s Air Quality Strategy includes a series of measures to reduce PM10 emissions across London in addition to local measures to tackle PM10 concentrations in priority locations. The application of dust suppressants to road surfaces in priority areas is one of the local measures. DUST-AWAY was selected as the suppressant by TfL (Traffic for London) on the basis of experience from the European Union (EU) Life funded project CMA+.
DUST-AWAY was applied along Victoria Embankment between Waterloo Bridge and Byward Street. An overall reduction in 24-hour PM10 curbside concentrations was identified. The level
of improvement during this period has been calculated to be approximately 14%.
Double effect by using DUST-AWAY
Stockholm: DUST-AWAY has been tested in Stockholm since 2004 and used continuously for dust control since 2013. The results were published in Atmospheric Environment (2006) in the article “Studies of some measures to reduce road dust emissions from paved roads in Scandinavia” by Michael Norman and Christer Johansson. The average reduction in the daily average PM10 concentration was 35% (statistically significant at 95% confidence interval).
Many application possibilities of DUST-AWAY
DUST AWAY is not only a measure to reduce Particulate Air Pollution (PM), but also a very efficient and environmentally friendly product to substitute aggressive conventional road salts. The product for de-icing is marketed under the name ICE & DUST-AWAY and bears Nordic SWAN Ecolabel.
Non-aggressive towards plants and trees and Non-corrosive to any surfaces or any metals