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.

Crusting Agents

Crusting agents can be applied with high volume sprinklers, water trucks or aircraft. Crusting agents can can be applied as a one off application lasting up to 18 months or on active tailings dams they can be used with a spray system to prevent dust lift off.

Wet Earth has a range of crusting agents that it uses for these applications including RT5 Superskin (cost effective solution) TGC (for sand or areas with high angles or long term crusting) and DustWorx GX (new release product).

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.

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