Mine tailings are highly vulnerable to wind erosion and dust, which creates serious environmental and safety concerns. Dust control for mine tailings must be cost-efficient, effective, and reliable. Acrylic polymer products, such as Envirotac dust control products, reduce dust levels of haul roads and mine tailings and deliver clients the maximum value of their investment.
Tailing Lead to Big Dust Problems
This leftover residue from mining ore extraction is tailings, which are toxic and can pollute streams. Mine tailings contain dust particles, which, left untreated, can be easily displaced by the wind creating dust pollution. Mining industry regulations require mining operators to invest in dust control methods to protect communities and the environment.
Keep Dust in Place
Wind can easily displace mine tailings, which can threaten people due to the high concentration of harmful chemicals. Polymer dust control products are special polymers engineered to create a shield that protects soil particles from wind displacement. The dust control polymers react with the mine tailings to create a wind-resistant protective layer that controls the dust and keeps it in place.
Non-Corrosive Dust Control
Chlorides are a popular dust control method. Unfortunately, chlorides are highly corrosive. Avoid unforeseen costs of machine corrosion with polymer dust control. Envirotac polymer dust control products are non-corrosive, environmentally friendly, and can withstand the impact of heavy roadway usage.
Meet Government Regulations
There are strict federal mining regulations to control fugitive dust. Violations of these rules can lead to high costs, fines, delays, and litigation. Dust control is critical to stay in compliance. Polymer dust control products on mine tailings help mining companies meet governmental requirements and pass inspections.
Cost-Effective Dust Control
Common dust control methods are water and chlorides. These are both temporary dust suppressants that require frequent reapplication to control dust. If you are looking for long-lasting dust control products for dirt roads, polymer alternatives are the best option. One application of Envirotac polymer dust control product can last for up to 2 years, saving you the time and expense of the reapplication process.
Envirotac: Your Best Dust Control Solution for Mine Tailings
All mines are required to have a mine tailings dust control program to protect employees and the environment. Environmental Products and Applications, Inc. offers lab-tested advanced polymer-based erosion and dust control products. The Envirotac line of polymers has been assisting mines to reduce airborne particulate matter for over 25 years. Contact us to find out how Envirotac can help reduce the costly problems caused by dust.
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