The issue of fugitive dust is an important occupational safety issue for business operators as it presents unique challenges. Uncontrolled high and wide clouds of dust affect visibility, damage equipment, slow down work and present a safety hazard to staff. Harmful dust particles such as silica may lead to serious occupational lung diseases such as silicosis, pneumoconiosis and even cancer.
The common method of spraying the surfaces with only water often causes overwatering which comes with its own set of problems: muddy slippery conditions, increased rate of vehicle collisions with safety berms and damaged top haul roads layer.
Many common products diluted in water (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium, calcium lignosulphonate, etc) while supressing dust can result in leaching, metal corrosion, environmental or surface damage and can be cause skin and lung irritation. DUSTRON® has been created to address these issues.
HOW IT WORKS
DUSTRON® is range of highly effective dust suppression chemicals designed to supress fugitive dust. Added to water spraying system, the product lowers the surface tension of the water particles and makes it easier for the water and dust particles to conglomerate. As a result, dust sinks to the bottom instead of floating on top.
DUSTRON® works with your current dust suppression system powerfully increasing its effectiveness while saving you water, time and money in the process.
This is a unique multitasking product that provides a one stop solution for all challenges associated with suppression of fugitive dust, especially on haul roads and stockpiles.
Non-toxic and eco-friendly, DUSTRON® can supress up to 95% of dust without causing damage to the environment and human health. Used on haul roads, DUSTRON preserves and often improves the wearing layer of the road after multiple applications.
Using DUSTRON® reduces the overall water usage, leading to less trips and less fuel as a result.
The applications for this intelligent product are endless from haul roads, stockpiles, coal stock yards, drilling applications and excavations to bulk material handling, crusher houses, waste dump yards, fly ash handling, storage facilities, tipping areas, transportation by rail or dumper, loading terminals and more.
Mideco is the only DUSTRON®’s representative in Australia. Contact us if you are interested in this product.