Don Latiolais Syngenta Ditchtest
In May of this year B&H was approached by Steven English of the Projects Department to help find a
product that would stabilize the limestone issues in the newly poured HPF ditches. We made contact with Soilworks a company that provides a soil stabilization product for B&H and got them to formulate a product that would work on limestone at various degree of angles in ditches. They sent me a sample of this product in late June and we applied it on July 3, 2017. I have inspected it every week since its application and the results are below.
This product could go a long way in remediation and stabilization of the limestone ditches in this plant in the future. Being that the product is nonhazardous to the environment and the water in the runoff ditches is a bonus.
I have been asked by several people just what this product is and thought I should put this report out to MI for circulation.
As always we at B&H appreciate your business and look forward to working with you,
SOILWORKS Soiltac TEST 7/3/17 – 8/3/17
Ditch Limestone test using SOILWORKS Soiltac HPF Ditch. Soil stabilizer test started on 7/3/2017 and was inspected on 7/6/2017. Test showed positive results with no loss of soil or limestone into ditch area. Test was performed on area northwest of control room SOILWORKS was mixed according to manufactures instructions at 12 to 1 and sprayed 3 times wetting the top of the limestone and letting it soak in.
Application of Soiltac on 7/3/17
After 3 days and a storm over the weekend, the area was inspected on 7/6/17 for overall hardness of area and looseness of limestone. Test confirmed the product where sprayed over small to medium particles of limestone was hard to the touch with no loose limestone. Areas that had large limestone were not as adhered.
Inspection of Soiltec on 7/6/17
The Surface of the ditches were inspected again on 7/20/2017 findings were more of the same as the 3 day inspection. Test confirmed the product where sprayed over small particles and of limestone was hard to the touch with no loose areas.
Inspection of Soiltec on 7/20/17
On 7/24/17 the ditch area was checked again and same rusults were found. Areas that had large limestone were not as adhered. But it is the only area of the ditch with no limestone washed into it.
Inspection of Soiltec on 7/24/17
On 8/3/2017 the ditch was inspected. After 1 month the results are the same as the 1st day. No washdown in the ditch. The month of July 2017 had rain 23 out of 31 days.
Area of Ditch test is Northwest side of the HPF Plant between the 2 lines marked on the road In orange paint. Inspected on 8/3/2017