Tailings Dam Dust Control

The solution to suppressing tailings dam dust depends on many factors including:

  • is the tailings dam active
  • dimensions of the dam
  • can the dam be driven on
  • site weather conditions

The following are some of the options for suppressing dust on tailings dams that Wet Earth can supply.

Spray System

Wet Earth has a range of long throw, high angle sprinklers which can be placed around and even with the tailings dam to provide water based dust suppression. We can also provide the full solution including sprinklers, valves and control system. The equipment used for this is similar to that used on Stockpile Dust Control Spray Systems.

Fog Cannon

In cases where long throw distances are required or there is a requirement to suppress the dust once it becomes airborne then Fog Cannons™ are the recommended solution. Wet Earth is the exclusive distributor of Fog Cannons™ in Australia.

Please follow the link for more information on Fog Cannons.

Crusting Agents

Crusting agents can be applied with high volume sprinklers, Fog Cannons or aircraft. Crusting agent can can be applied as a one off application lasting up to 12 months or on active tailings dams they can be used with a spray system to prevent dust lift off.

Wet Earth has two crusting agents that it uses for these applications. RT5 Superskin is a cost effective solution for most applications while TGC is used on materials such as sand or areas with high angles.

Please call us on 02 6062 3300 or email sales@wetearth.com.au to discuss your tailings dam dust control project.