Civil construction is a very important economic but it's also responsible for the generation of a great volume of solid waste. Therefore, it's very important to adopt systems of environmental management at construction sites, with the main goal of reducing the quantity of solid waste, as well as lowering both losses during the construction process and the need for natural raw material.
Polymer Slurry A More Efficient Alternative
The use of polymer slurry as a drilling mud provided an economical alternative, even though it is a little more expensive than bentonite slurry, due to the environmental advantages it offers. But considered that the time of mixing bentonite slurry is up to 10 hours. Those little expenses comes with the huge exchange of high efficiency.
The Consumption of Polymer Mud is Lower
Being a biodegradable product is a relevant aspect due to the environmental issues that are increasingly being faced by the construction industry; and in the case of the use of the polymer slurry, it was possible to reduce the quantity of excavated soil that needed to be disposed of and transported.
In addition to this, for the same volume of soil to be excavated, the amount of material consumed was lower compared to what was needed if using bentonite slurry. 50 to 100 kilogram polymer mud could produce almost 100 cubic meters mud.
Environmental Pollution-free, No Necessary to Treat after Project
It is important to highlight that the implementation of practices and the use of products that cause a low environmental impact, such as the use of polymer slurry, is one of the requirements to be met for a construction site to get Green Building certifications, such as LEED and AQUA.