Dust control solutions have become a requirement for industries that produce substantial amounts of dust particles. This is important as it ensures you provide a safe worksite while you comply with industry laws and protect the environment. Unfortunately, the various equipment available today makes picking the best one difficult, which is why we’ve highlighted some of the things to look for.

Misting Systems

Misting systems are ideal odor control solutions that help reduce dust and odors in the surrounding areas. Water is blasted through very small nozzles to create a fine mist or a very fine fog. Droplets of water help drop the dust particles onto the ground, thus keeping the air dust-free. Also, the water droplets then trap the ground-level dust to ensure dust is not released into the air. Even then, it’s crucial that you choose a suitable dust control solution based on the type of dust released on your worksite.

Dust Collector Units

A dust collection system removes dust particles from the air in industrial and construction sites. The device provides a dust-free environment by forcing air to pass through a series of airtight filters. Once the air has been cleaned, it is either released or recirculated, depending on the desired emissions. These units come in many forms, including mechanical cyclones, wet scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, cartridge collectors, and the most popular being fabric filter baghouses. Different construction activities will release different types of dust, which dictate how each system is designed to fit a particular industry. Also, a typical dust collection system comprises a cleaning system, blower, receptacle, dust filter, and collection units.

Fog Cannons

Fog cannons are useful when traditional dust control methods are ineffective or impossible. A fog cannon uses a series of jet nozzles to atomize highly pressurized water. The fine mist is dispersed throughout the site by a powerful fan. Each fog cannon has its generator mounted on the skids to move around depending on the weather and the type of dust generated. Once you’ve connected it to a water source, it’s ready to use. Dust particles are trapped when they collide with the mist, and the water evaporates before it can spread; as a result, the cannons must be located near dust sources for maximum efficiency. Fog cannons come in various sizes and ranges of throw distance, and they can be controlled manually or remotely. For enhanced water conservation, one can also adjust the amount of water consumed by the cannons. 

Surface Active Agents

Surface-active chemicals and surfactants are used to lower the surface tension of water. The droplets will then spread out and penetrate deeper into the dust. They also help capture airborne dust particles, causing them to fall out of suspension in the air and reducing the amount of water used on construction sites. These compounds are regularly mixed with water.

During construction activities, dust emission should be kept at a minimum. And the use of misting systems, surface-active agents, cannon, and dust collection units are just some of the products you can use to achieve a dust-free environment.