Airborne dust or particulate matter results from natural sources such as wind erosion, dust storms, volcanoes, bush fires, pollens and sea spray. However, human activities such as mining, power generation, construction, farming, transportation, and other industrial and domestic activities can significantly increase airborne dust levels.
The DuPont Dust Suppression business provides integrated dust management solutions that will reduce the fugitive dust emissions from your product, operations or site.
Dust and the mining industry
While fugitive dust emissions are an inevitable consequence for the mining industry, a lot can be done to minimise the amount of dust being emitted. Throughout the value chain, there are processes that are prone to dust generation and emission. The resulting airborne dust is one of the most visible and contentious problems for the industry, local communities, regulatory bodies and governments. Controlling fugitive dust emissions is one of the major challenges for Australia's mining industry.
Airborne dust poses more than an aesthetic or nuisance problem and raises a plethora of issues ranging from health, safety and environmental concerns, to increased maintenance cost and down times, to loss of material, reduced productivity, to factors that affect regulatory compliance and license to operate.
Backed by our record in safety, excellence in engineering, science & technology, and proud history of innovation, DuPont Dust Suppression delivers solutions for managing dust emissions in Australia's mining and construction industries.