UA researcher develops dust control technology

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 11:17:03-04

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    TUCSON, AZ (KGUN) — A researcher at the University of Arizona has developed a technology aimed at helping control dust.

The goal of the technology is to minimize air pollution which is often times caused by dry air and blowing dust.

Minkyu Kim, the lead researcher on the project, helped develop a spray that helps keep dirt damp for more than two months, even if it is exposed to dry air.

The spray is made up of a biocompatible polymer blend that is safe around humans.

Through the University of Arizona’s Tech Launch Arizona team, which helps bring inventions to life, Minkyu Kim’s was able to create a startup in order to develop the spray.

Kim’s startup, which is called Clean Earth Teach, is currently field testing the product inside of subway tunnels with the hope of reducing dust levels inside.

The spray is not on the market yet, but Kim hopes that once it is it can help resolve dust problems in southern Arizona as well.

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