Cut dust and save money

January 17, 2013

Publication: Shift Miner Magazine (online) Date: 16th Jan 2013

GOLD Coast mining company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST Solutions) has launched a new product aimed at reducing dust on construction projects.

Heavy Water Dynamic was developed for sites that experience large volumes of dust through excessive vehicle traffic, clearing, excavation and demolition.

RST Solutions operations and technical director David Handel says they designed the product as they found companies were in need of a dust control solution that was cost-effective and achieved instant results.

“Most sites use water in an attempt to suppress excessive dust, however this only temporarily reduces dust levels for a short period and can often lead to over-watering of the site,” he says.

“We identified a gap in the market for a technology that offered the total dust solution with instantaneous results, while significantly reducing maintenance requirements, water usage and additional project costs.

“Our aim was to develop a product that was super concentrated and could be easily implemented into the site’s existing watering process from early stage construction to completion and when sprayed onto unsealed ground, would increase water penetration, binds fine and greatly improve dust control.”

Comprising an ultra-concentrated formulation, Heavy Water Dynamic has been custom-designed to effectively mitigate dust emissions, while significantly reducing water usage and outgoings for bulk earthworks and earthmoving projects.

Dosed into the water cart, Mr Handel says the innovative formula essentially assists in minimising unnecessary delays and excessive project outgoings often experienced on construction sites.

He says the product also reduces freight and maintenance costs because less water is required to battle dust. It also has the potential to improve ground compaction and rehabilitation and minimise erosion.

RST Solutions has more than 24 years experience specialising in total dust management, soil stabilisation and erosion, water and agricultural solutions for mine sites, haul roads, ports and land sites in Australia and overseas.