A well-known fact within the mining industry is that hauling costs can account for up to 50% of the total operating costs incurred by a surface mine. Therefore any savings generated from improved road design and management benefit the mining company directly, resulting in reduced cost per ton of material hauled. Dust emanating from these roads, as well as tailings piles, can also plague nearby communities and therefore a proper dust mitigation strategy can be an important factor for mines’ CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policies. Taking these facts into consideration, Cypher Environmental developed a strategy to design products that can enhance the engineering properties of mine haul roads, improving their stability in all weather conditions, reducing dust and maintenance requirements, with a specific focus on reducing rolling resistance. Find out more about how we can introduce our solutions to your road network to help reduce your impact on the environment, and reduce your operational costs simultaneously. We have solutions for better tailings management as well!
Municipal and County roads are plagued with costly maintenance bills on their vast network of unpaved roads on an annual basis. This does not take into account the significant budgets that need to be allocated for road dust control every year. Cypher Environmental has some unique solutions to help municipal and county officials better manage their road networks in the form of more long term solutions for stabilization of secondary roads, resulting in reduced annual maintenance requirements. We have also recently engineered an alternative to highly corrosive chloride based products, such as magnesium chloride and calcium chloride, which have been prevalently used on county roads in the past. Our non-chloride alternatives are just as economically priced, yet with no adverse impact on the environment and safe to use around the sensitive agricultural fields that surround most municipal road networks. Municipalities also quite commonly have the burden of treating their own wastewater, Cypher also has solutions to ease this burden and improve the efficiency of any wastewater treatment facility, with no negative impact on the environment.
A common trend with a variety of agricultural practices is the use of large quantities of water. Whether in use to wash produce, contain animal waste, or for irrigation purposes, this resource needs to be managed correctly for the sustainability of the operation. Odour related issues with mismanaged water can also be a plague to nearby communities and a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) nightmare. Cypher has some unique alternatives for better water management, helping to conserve this invaluable natural resource, and minimize any negative impact on surrounding communities. Our road solutions are also designed to have no impact on the environment, and are therefore safe for use in and around environmentally sensitive agricultural properties of any kind.
A common problem for any new road construction project is finding suitable material, and keeping the project within budgetary constraints. Proper aggregates can be expensive and hard to find in some remote locations, making the potential use of insitu, or locally available materials, an attractive option. We have engineered solutions to enable lower grade construction materials, such as high clay content soils to be used, allowing for roads to be built at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Construction sites located in urban areas are also plagued with fines and regulatory commitments that minimize any contamination of local environments that are allowed as the project progresses. Cypher has environmentally friendly solutions to help minimize these impacts by reducing dust and tracking of foreign materials into the community, with no adverse impact on the local environment.
All Other Solutions
A variety of other industries face a common challenge of how to minimize dust and erosion of numerous unpaved surfaces. Whether these be runways or helipads, horse riding arenas, industrial yard sites or even slopes and embankments. Cypher has designed a variety of solutions to meet the various needs of these industries, while maintaining the strict policy of having no impact on the environment and of course no impact on the people and animals who use them! These solutions can be applied with standard equipment and techniques, common to each application, providing for easy adoption for any new project.