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Re: ChemStar StarTac 600 Test Results Mr. Bob Johnson,

May 5, 2008

 

This letter is to convey the results for the ChemStar StarTac 600 product that was evaluated in the Soil Erosion Research Laboratory at San Diego State University. ChemStar StarTac 600 was applied according to manufacturer’s specifications at a rate of 250 lbs/acre at a 1% solution using a pneumatic sprayer. The testing method used was ASTM D-6459 Standard Test Method for Determination of Erosion Control Blanket Performance in Protecting Hillslopes from Rainfall- Induced Erosion. The test was reproduced in triplicate using sandy loam soil, a 2H:1V slope and an erodible surface 2-m wide by 8-m long. The 60 minute design storm consisted of three consecutive periods with rainfall rates of 2, 4 and 6 inches/hour for 20 minutes each.

 

Table 1: Mean cumulative runoff volume (L) from each storm period for ChemStar StarTac 600.

Treatment 2″/20 min 2″/20 min, 4″/20 min 2″/20 min, 4″/20 min, 6″/20 min
Bare Soil 133 629 1520
StarTac 600 109 489 1330
% Reduction 18 22 12

 

Table 2: Mean cumulative sediment loss (kg) from each storm period for ChemStar StarTac 600.

Treatment 2″/20 min 2″/20 min, 4″/20 min 2″/20 min, 4″/20 min, 6″/20 min
Bare Soil 38 256 685
StarTac 600 8 111 403
% Reduction 80 57 41

 

If there are any questions or concerns regarding the testing methods or the results presented here, please feel free to contact me.

 

Dr. R. Edward Beighley, Assistant Professor Director, Soil Erosion Research Laboratory San Diego State University

Civil and Environmental Engineering 5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA  92182-1324

Tel: 619-594-2284; Fax: 619-594-8078

Email: beighley@mail.sdsu.edu