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Mining Dust Control & Soil Stabilization

ABCDust offers smart and sustainable Dust Control, Dust Suppression, Soil Stabilization, and Air Quality Control solutions for mining, forestry, and construction compan

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Sustainable dust control
95-99% Dust Suppression at a low cost per sqm
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Irrigation systems
Smart controlled water application rates
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Road monitoring
PM10-2,5 road monitoring
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Road friction and roughness
Precision instrument for design and monitoring haul road friction and roughness
Mining Dust Control & Soil Stabilization
ABCDust offers smart and sustainable Dust Control, Dust Suppression, Soil Stabilization, and Air Quality Control solutions for mining, forestry, and construction companies worldwide.
Sustainable dust control
95-99% Dust Suppression at a low cost per sqm
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Irrigation systems
Smart controlled water application rates
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Road monitoring
PM10-2,5 road monitoring
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Road friction and roughness
Precision instrument for design and monitoring haul road friction and roughness
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So what is involved in Dust Control in the mining industry?

Here at ABCDust, we cover dust control in all aspects of the mining process. Whether you have a copper, gold, nickel, or coal mine, we’ve got you covered. We control and monitor your dust emission from your mine blasting, loading, hauling, crushing, transporting, grinding, piling, and till your tailings.

We help you achieve up to 99% dust suppression while minimizing water usage and C02 emissions.   To achieve this, we use:

  • Our own environmentally friendly additives and solutions tailored to your specific needs,
  • Sensors to monitor and analyze the whole process in real-time
  • Controlled application equipment such as irrigation bars, dry fog, and water cannons
  • Our integrated Management System and automatization solutions for the continuous tracking, reporting, and optimization of the overall process

All of our solutions combined with our continuous innovations allow us to give the best performance, safety, and sustainability to our client’s sites, today and tomorrow!

Our team has over 25 years of experience working with different types of open pit and underground mines, such as copper mines, coal mines, and iron mines. Contact our offices in Canada, Chile, and Peru for more information on how we can help your site and keep you safe from dust and the hazards caused by it.

Benefits of Of Dust Control and Soil Stabilization in mining and other industries

Improving health, safety, and sustainability

Dust-controlled and soil-stable working sites enhance operational continuity, reduce and filter out accidents and health risks, save money, water, and CO2 emissions toward sustainability and productivity. ABCDust provides high-performance additives, controlled application technologies, real-time monitoring of critical variables, and a management system to optimize effective and efficient planning and decision making throughout the whole process.

Reducing dust concentrations, water, and C02 emissions

  • Reduce and filter out dust concentrations, water consumption, and C02 emissions.
  • Improve your social license, site sustainability, and work conditions. 
  • Maximize production by safeguarding road regularity, air quality, and safety at work by eliminating hazards caused by dust and unstable soil surfaces. 
  • Prevent respiratory and cardiovascular diseases (i.e., Silicosis, Lung Cancer). 
  • Forecast and prevent high PM concentration conditions at your site. 

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Our Specialist Dust Suppression and Soil Stabilization Products and Services

These are our quality and environmentally friendly products and services that we offer to our clients in a variety of industries such as mining, forestry, and construction.

Dust suppression

Dust Master Systems (DMS®), offers a wide range of state-of-the-art additive solutions for dust control and suppression. Our products such as DMS-DS have a hygroscopic effect several times higher than chloride salts.

Soil stabilization

ABCDust offers a variety of products formulated to meet the different road and soil needs reducing the need for aggregates and road maintenance.

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DMS - ONE Platform

We integrate sensors, operational data and weather forecast to optimize dust suppression and road maintenance costs.

PM10-2.5 Monitoring

Monitoring to set the baseline and measure the efficiency of the dust control program.

Road Friction Assessment

Uncontrolled movements of vehicles are a present and critical risk in unpaved and/or gravel roads.

Technical Support

Our customized approach ensures that we identify the best solution to minimize your costs.

How we conduct our Dust Control and Soil Stabilization and the equipment we use in mining and other industries

Our High-Performance Additives: Dust control additives for haul roads, conveyor belts, crushers, and tailings

Dust Master System DMS® is a line of diverse, highly effective dust suppression additives designed for application on loading fronts, haul roads, conveyor belts, mine crushers, stockpiles, and tailings. DMS formulations are composed of biodegradable nano-polymers, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials emulsified for different operational and weather conditions. ABCDust offers different formulations for various applications (roads, roadblocks, belts, and crushing vessels). You only need to dissolve the additives in the water for its application.

DMS-DS®: Suppressor for mining hauling roads with a slope greater than 10%

Dust Master System DMS® is a line of diverse, highly effective dust suppression additives designed for application on loading fronts, haul roads, conveyor belts, mine crushers, stockpiles, and tailings. DMS formulations are composed of biodegradable nano-polymers, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials emulsified for different operational and weather conditions. ABCDust offers different formulations for various applications (roads, roadblocks, belts, and crushing vessels). You only need to dissolve the additives in the water for its application.

DMS-TDS®: Dust Suppressor for crushers & conveyor belts

  • DMS-TDS® is a highly effective and dilutable non-ionic foam designed for loaders, conveyor belts, and crusher plants. DMS-TDS® is composed of a proprietary blend of non-ionic surfactants and nano-polymers.
  • DMS-TDS® with nano-polymers with a high dilution surfactant minimizes water particle hardness to improve capillarity and infiltration of material bank substrates breaking down and bonding MP10-2.5 particles without reducing mineral recovery rates.

Our system DMS-ONE optimizes the application and dilution rates towards a more sustainable and efficient operation.

Soil stabilization and dust control additives

  • DMS-DS® 100 is formulated with environmentally friendly nanopolymers and surfactants. It is mixed with water and applied to soils to be stabilized, reducing up to 50% of the need for aggregates, improving compaction and resistance to water. 
  • CHEM-STAB® ionic stabilizer modifies the hydrophilic property of the soil into hydrophobic (water repellent). The result is a higher optimum density, a higher bearing value, and waterproofing of clay soils.

DMS-DS® 90 - Dust control for industrial and rural roads

  • DMS-DS® 90, environmentally friendly dust suppressor and soil stabilizer. Compatible with a wide range of soils, especially for silty soils with low water retention. Our formulation contains nano polymers that generate a dust-free, stable, and water-resistant route. 

    DMS-DS® reduces 80 to 90% of the dust for up to 4 months, saving 90% of water.

DMS-DS Haul Road Dust Control application

Our ground-breaking automated equipment

Controlled irrigation bar

Delivers consistent and accurate application with localized records and programs Electronically controlled irrigation bars with different levels of complexity and sophistication, according to the needs and budget of the client. Main characteristics:

  • Modular system for trucks from 20 to 80 m3.
  • Flowmeter, pressure meter, and level for recording effective application rates. 
  • GPS, accelerometer, and gyro for monitoring road conditions. 
  • PLC with the suggested fleet, route, and speed management solution. 
  • Irrigation bar with high-performance steel nozzles. 
  • Stainless and galvanized steel for saltwater (optional).

Customized additive and water charging systems

  • Additive tank 10 to 30 m3 capacity 
  • 3-10 HP self-prime electric pump 
  • Pond level sensor • Flow Switch 
  • Two flowmeters (Additive and water consumption) 
  • Submersible Level Sensors 
  • Data Logger – controller to program batches 
  • Online additive consumption monitoring 
  • Configurable low additive level alert 
  • Electrical panel 380 V three-phase or 220V 16ª • Remote control

Our Controlled Spraying Systems

DMS-Fog® controlled dry fog and fine mist system

DMS-Fog® uses different stainless nozzles depending on the application purposes, which increases their duration and reduces maintenance. DMS-Fog® uses controlled temperature technology to avoid water freezing in cold weather and assure constant dust suppression regardless of your weather conditions. 

DMS-Fog® can produce a dry fog of 1–12 micron or a fine mist of 30-80 microns water droplets for either covering the dust source and preventing dust particles from being transported into the air or applying dust control additives to avoid emissions of dust. Dry Fog and fine mist systems have more than 20 years of development as an effective dust suppression method, reduced water consumption, and low capital and operational costs.

Monitor & Optimize your dry fog and fine mist with DMS-ONE® System

DMS-SMART water cannons

Launches water mist over long distances and is activated according to wind direction and PM levels, saving 80% of water.

 Available linear distances: 500, 250, 100, 50, 30 and 10 meters

  • Water droplets from 30 to 100 microns 
  • 220V, 380 V, 480 V or 600 V 
  • Automation and remote control 
  • Compatible with DMS-TDS additives for increased dust suppression and water savings 
  • Mountable on 15-meter towers, fixed or mobile points 
  • 340° turning and 45° tilting capability
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Our Real-Time Monitoring and Management System: DMS-ONE

Airborne multichannel particle counters

Monitor air quality standards at your campsite and nearby communities with our multichannel smart sensor.

Red-Box®: Continuous monitoring of extreme dust levels

Red-Box® continuous online PM monitoring equipment for concentrations up to 2,000 mg/m3 per second, gravimetrically tested and calibrated inside the Secondary and Tertiary Crushers.

DMS-ONE Platform: The platform for monitoring dust concentrations and road conditions

Visualization of the sensors & critical variables of: 

  • Air quality (Weather station) 
  • Production levels (Mine and Crusher) 
  • Traffic (Extraction vehicles and trucks) 

Contextual comparison of PM concentrations

Determine dust control treatment efficiency in similar baseline situations, in terms of: 

  • Dust concentrations 
  • Weather conditions 
  • Production levels (Tmhp, Traffic) 
  • Moisture levels of the material or roads. 

Monitored Parameters: 

MP10, MP2.5, Temperature, IRI, Friction, Traffic, Production, and Tmph Water and Additive Consumption.

DMS-AQS ®: Environmental and Air Quality Monitoring Station

DMS-AQS® environmental and air quality monitoring station and video, record Temperature, Humidity, Winds, Precipitation, UV radiation, Atmospheric Pressure, and PM levels 10, PM 2.5, Total PM

About us

We develop and integrate products, solutions, and experts in mining dust control and soil stabilization to respond to your specific needs.

Affiliations and associations

The offices of ABCDust in Canada, Chile, and Peru actively participate in different activities and trade associations to promote sustainable and smart technologies for dust control and soil stabilization. We also have international partnerships with universities and advanced technology centers for the continuous development of products and technologies for soil stabilization and dust control in an efficient, intelligent, and environmentally friendly way.

Our latest Dust Control projects

An overview of our latest projects in different countries with different applications.

Qualified distributors

ABCDust’s dust control and soil stabilization products and services are marketed internationally directly and through qualified and trained value-added distributors and sales agents.

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Our Industrial Applications

At ABCDust we work with many different kinds of applications, categorised into four groups.

Mining and Extractive Industry

Open-pit, underground haul roads
Loading and discharging points
Stockpiles and tailings
Conveyors and mill
Secondary road

Forest Industry

Access roads and secondary roads
Parks and parking lots
Unpaved municipal and public roads
Cycling routes

Agro-Industry

Runways and heliports
Wind and solar farms
Dirt/industrial roads
Horse arenas
Golf courses

Other

Solar & Wind Farms
Secondary roads
Access roads

Contact us

Telephone +1 (581) 704 0169+1 581 9281318  / Fax +1 (581) 704-0162 (Canada)
or +562 2897 4905 + 56 9 872338450(Chile) | info@abcdust.net