RST Launches 'Rapid' Instant Dust Suppressant for Unsealed Trafficked Areas

RST Launches 'Rapid' Instant Dust Suppressant for Unsealed Trafficked Areas

 RST Launches 'Rapid' Instant Dust Suppressant for Unsealed Trafficked Areas

Leading Australian dust management company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) has developed and launched a new product called Rapid, an instantly effective dust suppressant for unsealed trafficked areas on mining sites that greatly improves dust control efficiencies.

RST is a global market leader in developing fast, effective and environmentally friendly dust, soil and water solutions for the mining, construction, civil and agricultural industries.

The latest in RST's innovative range of products, Rapid is added to water, allowing the solution to be quickly absorbed to suppress dust lift-off from continually watered unsealed ground and roads and minimising the stickiness of wet clay soils.

The Rapid solution reduces water evaporation, delivering substantial cost and water savings by reducing the amount of water required per square-metre to achieve the optimum Dust Control Efficiency (DCE), significantly extending time between repeat water applications, improving fleet optimisation.

Created with operational optimisation in mind, Rapid dilutes easily into water carts or spray systems, reduces upfront implementation costs and is particularly effective when used with salt or mineralised water.

Rapid is suitable for use in all climates, environmentally friendly and is applied topically to produce instant results, with watering requirement reductions of at least 50% regularly achieved by users.

RST operations and technical director David Handel said Rapid was developed through RST's ongoing research and development programs.

"We recognised confusion in the marketplace regarding the effective treatment of dust issues in unsealed trafficked areas, Rapid is an effective solution that gets dust issues under control immediately and affords us time to explore the options for a long term solution specific to the unique environmental factors on a worksite."

"Our goal is always to find the most cost effective solution, Rapid allows us to work in the field with clients to properly understand the issue and how conditions might change over time," he said.

"Once Rapid has been applied, we monitor the site and either adjust the dosage or re-evaluate the solution to find the ideal dust solution for the client moving forward.

"We continue to follow up with ongoing technical support and training for our product users to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the dust control solution we have designed for their site."

The application of Rapid is simple, with a small amount of the solution added directly into each load of water being applied topically to the unsealed trafficked ground or road to achieve the desired Dust Control Efficiency, with the frequency of applications reducing with ongoing product build-up.

Dosage rates are dependent on water quality and material types, with dilution ranging from 1:1,000 to 1:10,000, with a range of dosing pumps available from RST to inject the correct dosage into each water cart.

RST has more than 26 years of experience specialising in total dust management, soil stabilisation and erosion solutions for mine sites, haul roads, ports, quarries, civil construction and land sites in Australia and overseas.

The company's head office is based at Burleigh Heads, Queensland with an additional office in Carlisle, Western Australia.

RST's international operations extend to regions including South and North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

For more information, please contact Reynolds Soil Technologies on (07) 5522 0244 or visit