Dust particles create dangerous environments for workers and the community. National policies and regulations have led companies across multiple industries to seek an effective dust control system for their projects. There are various factors to consider when selecting the best dust control system.
Damaging Results of Fugitive Dust
Fugitive dust is often created on industrial and construction job sites. Dust is formed when fine particles are taken up from the earth and into the atmosphere, usually by wind or other physical disturbances. Fugitive dust needs to be prevented, or it can cause serious health problems to workers and the surrounding community.
Different Dust Control Systems for Different Applications
Dust control systems are segmented based on the system type and application. Dust control system types are either wet or dry. Applications are chemical and processing, construction, mining, power and utilities, pharmaceuticals, and other industries.
What Is A Dry Dust Control System?
A dry dust control system consists of dust filters and dust collectors. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) defines dry dust collectors as cyclone and media collectors. Dry dust control systems only collect and filter dry airborne dust. Examples of dry dust control systems are baghouses and cartridge collectors.
Using Water To Capture Dust: Wet Dust Control Systems
Wet dust control systems function differently than dry dust collection. Wet systems use scrubbers that capture dust by impingement with water droplets. Wet suppressant is the most widely used dust control system in wet types of dust control due to its extensive use in construction. Wet dust control systems are more expensive due to the maintenance and innovative design.
How Can You Prevent Fugitive Dust?
The best way to avoid hefty dust control fines is to take action before dust gets into the air. Popular dust prevention methods include using water, chlorides, or chemical soil stabilization products, such as acrylic polymers, on the topsoil. Envirotac is a dust control polymer product that is proven to reduce fugitive dust emission effectively and is ideal for road construction, airfields, helipads in remote sites, and other applications.
Environmental Products and Applications, Inc. offers lab-tested advanced polymer-based erosion and dust control products. Contact us to find out how Envirotac can help reduce the costly problems caused by fugitive dust.