Improved dust suppression technology

Improved Dust Suppression Technology - May 2015

Improved Dust Suppression Technology


The most recent product to emerge from RST's ongoing research and development programs, the Hydrostay solution has been designed to improve the moisture retention in ore such as copper to maximise dust control over a longer period of time compared to water alone.

RST specialises in providing technologically advanced chemical products, and has been recognised as a leading specialist in the development of solutions in the field of dust control.

The Hydrostay product provides effective dust control and represents a huge advancement in dust suppression technologies through its ability to stay active throughout the entire conveyor belt journey.

RST operations and technical director David Handel said the key benefits of the Hydrostay solution are longer moisture retention conveyor belt systems, a simple dosing process, water solubility, dust reduction at transfer points, and suitability for copper ore.

"During the process of travelling along the conveyor system, and when the material is subjected to rejuvenation along the way, the Hydrostay product continues to remain active and maximise its dust suppression capabilities," Handel said.

"The Hydrostay dust suppressant solution is applied at a variable rate to suit the conditions of the specific operation and RST can provide tailored information and advice," he said.

Handel said it was RST's vast experience in problem solving that enabled the company to offer clients tailor-made solutions for their unique problems and projects.

"We go into the field, internationally, work side by side with our clients to optimise the efficiency of their operations," he said.

"The people at RST have decades of experience in the mining industry and a wide range of expertise including chemisty, accounting, engineering, project management and project analysis.

"We do a lot of our work in the mining industry but we also provide solutions to clients in industries including civil earthworks, construction, quarries, railways, transport and plantation."