Construction Industry News – January 2015
AUSTRALIAN dust management company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST Solutions) has launched a dust solution which requires no water and doesn’t evaporate or freeze, making it ideal for civil and mining applications.
The latest addition to RST Solutions’ range of products, the Zero solution is the ultimate in spray-on long-term dust control where watering programs are not an option.
A global market leader in developing fast, effective and environmentally friendly dust, soil and water solutions for the mining, construction, civil and agricultural industries, RST Solutions has developed its Zero product to suppress dust under the toughest conditions.
Zero requires no water for application, has a cumulative effect with maintenance applications, requires no ongoing watering program and cures immediately – all while having no odour, no slipperiness and no effect on application equipment or the environment.
RST Solutions operations and technical director David Handel said the Zero product’s formulation is the latest chemical innovation developed through RST Solutions’ ongoing research and development programs.
“The Zero product’s crystal clear, free flowing, odourless chemistry has been formulated to meet the highest standards of environmental regulations globally,” he said.
“It has penetrating and aggregating properties that allow the Zero solution to permeate into the individual fine particles, weighing them down so they are unable to be blown away as dust.”
The Zero solution is simply sprayed directly onto the treatment area.
The recommended dosage rate of the solution can vary depending upon traffic types and volumes, material type and the time required for the material to remain dust free.
Zero’s dosage rate can vary from 0.2 litres to 1.5 litres per square metre.
The longevity of the solution can reach 18 months when heavier dosage rates are applied.
Maintenance reapplications only require 30% of the original dosage.
RST Solutions has more than 26 years of 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.