Quito, located in northern Ecuador is the capacity of the country. In recent years, the city has experienced a substantial increase in population in certain parts of the city. Neighbourhoods were formed quickly to accommodate the rise in population before any formal city planning could take place. As a result, infrastructure in these parts of the city were lacking. Proper roads were not built and temporary dirt roads were formed as citizens found ways to get around. As part of its efforts to improve infrastructure in the city and to help improve living conditions for its citizens, the Municipality of Quito implemented soil stabilization on two major transport roads in the city in the summer of 2013. Cypher Environmental’s soil stabilizer product, EarthZyme was chosen for these two clay road stabilization projects. These two roads demonstrated increased density post application and 80 more applications have been scheduled for 2014. The detailed results … Read More
The Gobi Desert is a stretch of desert that covers an area of 1,295,000km2 and covers parts of northern and northwestern China and into southern Mongolia. The desert landscape makes the area more susceptible to trampling by livestock and off-road vehicles. In an effort to protect the natural desert environment and to ensure safe driving, Cypher’s EarthZyme soil stabilizer was applied to a stretch of coal mine haul road that hauls coal from Southern Mongolia into North China. This region of the desert is also blocked by the Himalaya Mountains which means it receives very little rainfall on an annual basis. This causes an extremely dry environment where dust suppression is necessary to ensure safe driving. The need for an effective dust control solution in this delicate environment required an environmentally-friendly solution that can control dust with minimal maintenance and re-application and a soil stabilizing effect that can withstand heavy … Read More
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 loads. Many of these areas also lacked resources for constant maintenance for roads so a sustainable solution that is also environmentally-friendly is extremely important. The application process is also another important factor to consider when choosing the right soil stabilizer for these projects. Because many of these regions will not readily have access to modern road construction equipment and resources, the application process can not involve equipment that cannot easily be brought in to the construction sites. Cypher’s EarthZyme soil … Read More
We are excited to once again be attending the CIM Convention this year. This annual event is the signature event of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallury and Petroleum and brings together those involved in the mining industry from around the world to learn, share and network with their peers. This year, the CIM Convention will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Over the years, the event has grown tremendously. This year, it is expected that over 6,000 people will participate in the event over the 3 day period. The event is highly valuable for those involved in the mining industry – the technical program is available to further enhance the conference experience. The sessions are arranged under five thematic streams so that participants can choose the topics that are most relevant for them. The open forum concept combined with presentations from industry experts will sure add to our participation in … Read More
Cypher Environmental was featured in Business Excellence Magazine on our sustainable solutions for dust control, soil stabilization, and water treatment. Read the article Cypher Business Excellence Feature – Mining.