Proven Dust Suppression Chemicals for Superior Dust Control
Help ensure governmental compliance. Create a safer workplace. Reduce the risk of fire and explosions.
The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes chemical dust suppression as the “Best Available Control Technology” for various material handling applications.
Benetech’s renowned chemists perform constant product research and development at our onsite lab facilities. As a result, our dust suppression chemicals must pass intensive testing before receiving our seal of approval. The result is chemical dust suppression that helps you achieve optimal compliance and safety.
Benetech’s encrusting agents produce a semi-permanent shell over your material. This coating guards against rain and wind erosion, improving safety and reducing maintenance costs. These products also prevent air from entering, minimizing oxidation in sealed piles and reducing the risk of spontaneous combustion. Benetech’s encrusting agents provide excellent pile sealing, slope control, and rail car topper solutions.
These agents prevent material from becoming dusty in storage, minimizing both immediate and long-term dust issues. Using a full-body application, these products lessen or eliminate the clouds of fugitive dust that can occur. They will help control airborne dust created during conveying and decrease fugitive-dust problems associated with stackout, stockpiles, railcar and hopper unloading feeders, and conveyor transfers.
Our foam agents’ patented technology combines foaming and wetting characteristics to allow easy mixing with water. This lowers the required moisture for effective dust control and maximum BTU. Applied to difficult impact areas, the foam covers and then captures airborne dust. Primary uses include reclaiming applications where minimizing moisture and the boiler is critical, crusher windmills, and applications where extra moisture can create chute pluggage.
The mining and transportation industries, in particular, use our foaming surfactant blends to reduce dust levels both above and below ground. Our foam agents have also preferred dust suppression chemicals for coal and other fine solids.
Benetech’s wetting agents increase water’s ability to wet dust particles and suppress material emissions, allowing you to control dust with less mess and moisture.
Water’s relatively high surface tension (72 dynes per centimeter) makes water alone insufficient to penetrate crushed coal, rock, or other fibrous materials. In addition, because water’s surface is hard, water particles bounce off dust particles instead of wet them. Adding wetting agents to water lowers its surface tension to 28–36 dynes per centimeter, improving its ability to wet particles, penetrate material and decrease dust. As a result, you set up less equipment at fewer application points for less cost.
These surfactants suppress dust in rapid material movement applications such as conveyor transfers, rotary cars, bottom-dump rail car unloaders, and ship and truck unloading hoppers.
Fly Ash Conditioners
These cost-effective conditioners significantly reduce fly ash. Working as a set retardant, they delay hardening and weaken the strength, resulting in easy, efficient clean-up of pug mills. In addition, you no longer need to contend with labor-intensive, high-energy removal methods – a basic hose will remove the ash for transfer.
We’re ready to support you with dust suppression chemicals for safer, cleaner, and more compliant material handling, including dust suppression chemicals for coal. Contact us at (630) 844-1300 today to speak with a Benetech specialist.