Dustron® is a range of highly effective dust suppression chemicals available from Mideco.
The recent increased focus on occupational lung diseases by safety authorities around the world, even in third-world countries, puts pressure on businesses to provide effective dust control systems.
The issue of fugitive dust on haul roads and for stockpiles is an important occupational safety issue for business operators as it presents unique challenges.
Uncontrolled high and wide clouds of dust affect visibility, damage equipment, slow down work, and present a safety hazard to staff. Harmful dust particles such as silica may lead to serious occupational lung diseases such as silicosis, pneumoconiosis, and even cancer.
The common method of spraying dust with only water often causes overwatering which comes with its own set of problems: muddy slippery conditions, increased rate of vehicle collisions with safety berms and damaged road surface.
Many common dust suppressants diluted in water (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium, calcium lignosulphonate, etc) can result in chemicals leaching, metal corrosion, environmental or surface damage and can cause skin and lung irritation.
DUSTRON® is range of highly effective dust suppression chemicals designed to supress fugitive dust. Added to water spraying system, the product lowers the surface tension of the water particles and makes it easier for the water and dust particles to conglomerate. As a result, dust sinks to the bottom instead of floating on top.
DUSTRON® works with your current dust suppression system powerfully increasing its effectiveness while saving you water, time and money in the process.
DUSTRON® is a unique multitasking product that provides a one stop solution for all challenges associated with suppression of fugitive dust, especially on haul roads and stockpiles.
Non-toxic and eco-friendly, DUSTRON® can supress up to 95% of dust without causing damage to the environment and human health. Used on haul roads, DUSTRON® preserves and often improves the wearing layer of the road after multiple applications.
DUSTRON® reduces overall water usage, leading to fewer trips and less fuel as a result.
Mineral/Coal Stock Yard
Bulk material handling by conveyor to conveyor
Transportation by rail or dumper
Waste dump yards
Fly ash handling
Occupational health and safety
Reduces up to 80% of respirable dust (less than +50mm)
Provides safe working environment through effective control of respiratory hazards
Converses fine dust particles (more than +50mm) into lumps
Improves road condition through dust lumps creating a more compact, smoother surface
Doesn’t damage the wearing layer of the road
Doesn’t result in overwatering or mud formation maintaining safe road conditions
Minimises water usage by up to 80% as less spraying is required
Minimises diesel usage by up to 80% as less trips are needed
Can reduce your vehicle fleet as less trips are required
Increased life span of tyres, lubricants and spare parts due to clean environment
Increased life span of water tankers and its parts as non-corrosive
Lower cost as highly concentrated
Increased effectiveness after multiple applications
Increased overall productivity and lower maintenance costs
Safe for human health
Non-volatile, non-flammable and non-corrosive
No adverse effect upon contact with skin, eyes or lungs through inhalation
Biodegradable and non-toxic
Doesn’t negatively affect surrounding areas, agriculture crops or vegetation
No effect on earthworms, birds, aquatic life and animals in the area
No effect on water sources due to chemical leaching