Industrial Dust Control & Suppression

Dust control is a major challenge for mineral and power industries. Dust control in mining is also a prevalent challenge. Whether it is dust from roads or coal, GE has programs to help reduce emissions including the use of dust control chemicals.

Protect your site from low visibility and spontaneous combustion

Every job site faces safety and compliance challenges. GE’s industrial dust control solutions include patented chemical compounds that are more effective than traditional blends. An array of agents, binders, foams, and antioxidants can be used to help you handle, transport, and store your natural resources.

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What this means for you:

  • Minimize hot spots and spontaneous combustion
  • Reduce dusting by up to 90% during loading, unloading, stack-out and reclamation
  • Address operator safety and environmental compliance
  • Reduce water needed for dust suppression on mine roads
  • Decrease fuel consumption by operating water trucks less frequently

 

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Featured Dust Control Products

Reduce dusting and oxidation in your power plant

Coal oxidation causes material loss and fuel degradation. To maximize the value of your resources, GE’s new PowerTreat portfolio helps prevent fugitive dust emissions, improve coal dust control, and promote safe handling practices.

PowerTreat Product Features

  • PowerTreat FD series – foaming agent dust control
  • PowerTreat AD series – antioxidant dust control
  • PowerTreat DA series – agglomerant dust control
  • Reduced dusting from barge or railcar unloading to the plant building - up to 90% less dust during unloading, stack-out and reclamation
  • Significant reduction of oxidation – significantly reduced hot spots, smokers and spontaneous combustion reported at storage piles and silos
  • Effective dust suppression with low moisture addition to the coal. This translates to reduced calorific value penalties.
  • Significant reduction of coal flow problems that result from wet coal conditions

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Patented technology lowers fugitive dust emissions; reduces weathering of coal

DusTreat* binding agents are patented dust control technologies designed to reduce fugitive dust emissions and inhibit the surface oxidation of low rank coals.

DusTreat binding agents combine the functionality of a long-term “residual” dust control binder, with an anti-oxidant capability. DusTreat binders prevent dusting by two mechanisms – by agglomerating the fine parti¬cles as a binder and by reducing the weathering of the coal.

DusTreat Binding Agents Features

  • Reduces dusting during loading, unloading, stack-out and reclamation.
  • Reduces in-transit coal losses from rail cars– may eliminate need for car topper treatments.
  • Retards the oxidation and weathering of low rank coals, such as Powder River Basin (PRB) coals.
  • Significantly reduces hot spots, smokers and spontaneous combustion at generating stations and coal terminals.
  • Reduces BTU losses during outside storage at coal yards and terminals.

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Protect your stock piles with stronger dust control solutions

DusTreat* crusting agents are especially formulated to control dust from long term and short term storage piles by providing a durable, semi-permanent, rain-resistant surface seal, reducing wind erosion and protecting against atmospheric oxidation.

DusTreat also provides control of fugitive dust emissions from a wide variety of solid materials including coal, limestone, calcined coke, taconite, clinker, ores, flyash, mine tailings and waste materials stored in open piles exposed to the weather.

DusTreat Crusting Agents Features

  • Provides medium to long term control of fugitive dust emissions (>90% dust reduction for many materials)
  • Reduces explosion hazards
  • Reduces inventory losses and pile run off
  • Improves working conditions, community relations, and protect the environment

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Quickly reduce breathable dust with DusTreat* wetting agents

Fugitive dust is typically generated during unloading, stack out, reclaim and crushing operations. These dust emissions can be a safety hazard and environmental nuisance, and can increase maintenance of material handling equipment. DusTreat wetting agents are highly-concentrated blends formulated to enhance the dust suppression capabilities of water.

DusTreat is designed to increase the ability of water to adhere to and spread over dust particles. This increases the bulk density of dust particles and leads to agglomeration, which prevents particles from becoming airborne. DusTreat dust control solutions are particularly effective in reducing respirable dust.

DusTreat Wetting Agents Features

  • Provides control of fugitive emissions while minimizing moisture addition
  • Enhances wetting of dust particles
  • Reduces maintenance and housekeeping costs
  • Reduces explosion hazard and improves working conditions

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  • PowerTreat* Coal Dust Control & Suppression

    Reduce dusting and oxidation in your power plant

    Coal oxidation causes material loss and fuel degradation. To maximize the value of your resources, GE’s new PowerTreat portfolio helps prevent fugitive dust emissions, improve coal dust control, and promote safe handling practices.

    PowerTreat Product Features

    • PowerTreat FD series – foaming agent dust control
    • PowerTreat AD series – antioxidant dust control
    • PowerTreat DA series – agglomerant dust control
    • Reduced dusting from barge or railcar unloading to the plant building - up to 90% less dust during unloading, stack-out and reclamation
    • Significant reduction of oxidation – significantly reduced hot spots, smokers and spontaneous combustion reported at storage piles and silos
    • Effective dust suppression with low moisture addition to the coal. This translates to reduced calorific value penalties.
    • Significant reduction of coal flow problems that result from wet coal conditions

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • DusTreat* Dust Control Binding Agents

    Patented technology lowers fugitive dust emissions; reduces weathering of coal

    DusTreat* binding agents are patented dust control technologies designed to reduce fugitive dust emissions and inhibit the surface oxidation of low rank coals.

    DusTreat binding agents combine the functionality of a long-term “residual” dust control binder, with an anti-oxidant capability. DusTreat binders prevent dusting by two mechanisms – by agglomerating the fine parti¬cles as a binder and by reducing the weathering of the coal.

    DusTreat Binding Agents Features

    • Reduces dusting during loading, unloading, stack-out and reclamation.
    • Reduces in-transit coal losses from rail cars– may eliminate need for car topper treatments.
    • Retards the oxidation and weathering of low rank coals, such as Powder River Basin (PRB) coals.
    • Significantly reduces hot spots, smokers and spontaneous combustion at generating stations and coal terminals.
    • Reduces BTU losses during outside storage at coal yards and terminals.

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • DusTreat* Crusting Agents

    Protect your stock piles with stronger dust control solutions

    DusTreat* crusting agents are especially formulated to control dust from long term and short term storage piles by providing a durable, semi-permanent, rain-resistant surface seal, reducing wind erosion and protecting against atmospheric oxidation.

    DusTreat also provides control of fugitive dust emissions from a wide variety of solid materials including coal, limestone, calcined coke, taconite, clinker, ores, flyash, mine tailings and waste materials stored in open piles exposed to the weather.

    DusTreat Crusting Agents Features

    • Provides medium to long term control of fugitive dust emissions (>90% dust reduction for many materials)
    • Reduces explosion hazards
    • Reduces inventory losses and pile run off
    • Improves working conditions, community relations, and protect the environment

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory

  • Wetting Agents

    Quickly reduce breathable dust with DusTreat* wetting agents

    Fugitive dust is typically generated during unloading, stack out, reclaim and crushing operations. These dust emissions can be a safety hazard and environmental nuisance, and can increase maintenance of material handling equipment. DusTreat wetting agents are highly-concentrated blends formulated to enhance the dust suppression capabilities of water.

    DusTreat is designed to increase the ability of water to adhere to and spread over dust particles. This increases the bulk density of dust particles and leads to agglomeration, which prevents particles from becoming airborne. DusTreat dust control solutions are particularly effective in reducing respirable dust.

    DusTreat Wetting Agents Features

    • Provides control of fugitive emissions while minimizing moisture addition
    • Enhances wetting of dust particles
    • Reduces maintenance and housekeeping costs
    • Reduces explosion hazard and improves working conditions

    Explore this product

    Didn't find what you need? Go to the product directory