Processing and Bulk Materials Handling
Moving, transferring and processing bulk materials, particularly dry materials such as quarry and mining materials, raw food products and construction materials, inevitably creates hazardous dust emissions. There are often so many different dust generation points to contend with all at once across any given operation. Therefore, operators cannot rely on a single dust control measure alone.
Managing these emissions is becoming increasingly paramount for the health and wellbeing of the workforce and the environment in which these processing plants operate. Without effective strategies in place, dust can quickly become widespread and unmanageable.
For these reasons, Dust-A-Side specializes in holistic, site-wide dust control solutions. We are the only Canadian company that provides complete and integrated services. Our solutions have been proven to increase productivity and safety, unlock cost efficiencies and benefit the environment. Additionally, our dust control measures are designed to target and subdue PM10 dust (respirable dust smaller than 10 microns) which has been proven to lead to adverse health effects if exposed to long term.
Learn about our dust control solutions for processing and bulk materials handling
Our tailored dust control measures can be used from pit to port. We have developed a full range of dust control products more than capable of meeting the needs of your project – no matter how large or small. We provide tailored solutions for ROM/tip bins, conveyor transfer points, stockpiles sizing/crushing/screening plants, preparation plants, train load out stations and more.
At the core of our dust control services is high pressure spray based dust suppression technology. This is coupled with low-pressure dust prevention systems and optional material conditioning/dosing technology.
Dust-A-Side has the capabilities and expertise to become a fully integrated EPCM supplier of dust suppression systems for processing and bulk materials handling. Our 3 Stage Process ensures that we always deliver the most effective results to the clients we partner with.
Some of the products/solutions we implement for processing and bulk materials handling include:
- Dust suppression systems – proven to reduce respirable dust (less than 10 microns) by 80+%
- Fog cannons – ideal for reducing visible dust (larger than 10 microns)
- HydroWet – ideal for ore conditioning
- HydroTac – ideal for temporary roads and sites
- AquaTarp – ideal for stockpiles
Why low-pressure watering alone won’t cut it
Dust control measures for processing and bulk materials handling typically center on the use of low pressure watering systems to pre-wet materials. Such watering systems are only a ‘quick fix’ solution at best and consume enormous volumes of water. While these control measures will effectively prevent coarser dust (10 microns and larger) from becoming airborne and will also reduce overall dust throughout a site, low-pressure watering does not actively subdue dust particles that are already airborne or respirable sized dust particles which are less than 10 microns (PM10 dust).
Long term exposure to PM10 dust is proven to cause many adverse health effects such as asbestosis, silicosis and coal pneumoconiosis (black lung disease). This is because these respirable dust particles are so small they can penetrate the lower respiratory tract in our bodies.
As industry leaders in the field of dust control, Dust-A-Side has championed the development of highly innovative solutions and products which do not rely solely on water. Rather, our patented dust control products and holistic services are designed to help clients achieve significant water savings. With water scarcity becoming such a worldwide concern, our services are leading the way in helping companies achieve better sustainability outcomes.
A full range of proven solutions
With well over 40 years of global research and refinement to rely on, Dust-A-Side has everything it takes – the experience, the personnel and in particular the products – to provide quantifiable results on every level.
Dust-A-Side has a complete range of dust control products to provide the most operationally and cost effective solution across any operation.
They can be used – effectively and economically – in a wide range of applications such as semi-permanent roads, temporary roads, underground work areas, laydown facilities, exposed areas, stockpile/embankment areas, veneering and construction areas.
Our products include bitumen and polymer-based emulsions, as well as organic binders, surfactant technologies and a range of blended products. Each product is designed and developed to perform a specific task and can be applied in different ways to achieve your desired outcomes.
For more information about any of our proven products, simply call us on +1 (416) 293-5443. Or you can click here to arrange a no-obligation technical consultation and dust report.