Mining Dust Extraction System


DV 3000 System

Dust generated by large drilling equipment becomes problematic if not handled immediately. Many materials cannot be drilled using a wet drilling system; instead, the swarf is removed from the drill hole by means of compressed air. This creates a fine airborne dust that is not only a nuisance, it is an environmental and health hazard. From these conditions, the need for a reliable, efficient and versatile mining dust extraction system (dust vacuum) is clear.

How the DV 3000 Dust Vacuum Works:

The DV 3000 unit firstly generates a vacuum that collects the dust from the drilling operation using a large liquid ring vacuum pump. The incoming air and dust mixture is separated by means of a large collection hopper acting as a cyclonic separator and later a series of bag filters. Once the dust is in the collection hopper, it is treated with Dust-A-Side’s proprietary binder HydroPlus.

The addition of HydroPlus facilitates the formation of pellets in the collection hopper. The pellets are hard enough to survive discharge and further handling without becoming dust sources later in the process. HydroPlus will bind even difficult to handle materials such as kimberlite and coal fines.
The pelletized product can then be discharged into the material handling system to ensure any valuable material can be recovered from the collected dust.

Applications for the DV 3000 Dust Vacuum:

  • Drill rigs both above and below ground
  • Spilled fines collection around conveyors
  • Heavy equipment that generates dust such as loaders and excavators

Benefits of the DV 3000 Dust Vacuum:

  • Collect the dust preventing re-aerosolization
  • Allow the processing of collected dust to extract remaining material
  • Minimizes fine dust generation in later treatment stages

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 suppression 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

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