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.

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Mining sites face countless challenges related to dust, including accidents, operational & health challenges, decreased productivity and CO2 emissions. 
GE offers a portfolio of dust control programs as an alternative to increased usage of water. GE's DusTreat includes wetting agents, foam suppressants, and binders that reduce dust emissions.

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