Cypher Environmental Involved in EDC Trade Mission in Colombia Cypher Environmental   |   December 9, 2015

Cypher Environmental recently took part in an Export Development Canada (EDC) trade mission in Colombia, focused on infrastructure, the week of November 23, 2015. The mission included B2B meetings in Bogota, Medellin and Barranquilla with several of Colombia’s largest infrastructure companies and key sector players, and was followed by networking opportunities at the National Infrastructure Congress in Cartagena where first-hand intelligence about Colombia’s Infrastructure Master Plans were gathered. Colombia’s infrastructure...

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Dust Stop Treated Soil under Microscope Cypher Environmental   |   September 3, 2014

Cypher Environmental’s Dust Stop has had proven success in many dust control projects around the world.  While the effectiveness of the dust control product can easily be seen after its application, here are few photos documenting the dust control process under an electron microscope.  The following series of photos show how Dust Stop encapsulates all the soil and dust particles to control fugitive dust. Dust Stop was applied to slag material, a...

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Health Hazards of Dust Cypher Environmental   |   November 29, 2013

In a paper by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on hazard prevention and control of airborne dust, research featured in the report shows that airborne dust particles can be harmful to people who have been exposed to it. Even in countries where occupational hygiene is well developed, fully understood and widely practiced, there is still need to further promote hazard prevention and control. This is well illustrated by a study...

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EarthZyme for Third World Countries Cypher Environmental   |   May 23, 2013

The lack of existing infrastructure is very much a reality in many third world countries around the world.  This lack of infrastructure can also affect any housing or major construction projects that require access to areas without reliable roads for passage.  For many humanitarian effects in these countries, it is necessary to build new dirt roads or feeder roads from scratch or to reconstruct existing dirt roads to withstand heavier...

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Recognizing the Corrosion Threat Part II Cypher Environmental   |   April 4, 2013

In the first part of this two part blog entry, we highlighted how road salts cause corrosion to architecture and buildings. However, the level of corrosion caused by road salts is not only determined by the ingredients and distribution of particles, but also by the materials used in the construction of the architecture and buildings. Aluminium is considered a highly corrosive resistant material; mainly because of the protective oxide film...

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Road Salts Report Cypher Environmental   |   March 5, 2013

It is bizarre, to say the least, that every year road salts are used for de-icing or to control dust pollution, given that the ingredients in these products causes significant environmental damage over prolonged periods of time. The ingredients in road salts can include sodium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium chloride and magnesium chloride, among others. There are a number of ways that road salts can enter the wider environment and...

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Dangers of Road Dust Cypher Environmental   |   February 11, 2013

The entire reason for dust control on roads, streets, and in industries and agricultural environments is to prevent pollution and contamination from dangerous chemicals and compounds. So, it begs the question: Why are the most frequently used products in this application – road salts – compounding the problem? In essence, by using road salts as dust control, we are replacing one hazardous pollutant with another. Road salts contaminate ground water,...

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Cypher Dust Stop Products as Compared to Road Salts Cypher Environmental   |   January 24, 2013

While there are a variety of competitive products on the market, especially here in North America, most do no possess the same environmental qualities that our Cypher Dust Stop products can attest to.  Other alternatives in the product category are road salts, more specifically and primarily Magnesium Chloride, followed closely by Calcium Chloride, both of which are highly corrosive products. The main attraction to these products is their low cost,...

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The Trouble with Road Dust Cypher Environmental   |   November 26, 2012

As of 2003, as much as 70% of the 3.9 million miles of roadway in the United States were unpaved. These unpaved roads are responsible for more than 10 million tons of particulate matter emissions each year. There are dangers to unwanted fugitive dust -these particles can become lodge in the respiratory area where they can cause severe irritation when inhaled. Smaller particles (particles that are 2.5 microns or smaller)...

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