Choking, blinding … abrasive, damaging … costly, time-consuming.
Dust has become an expected part of mining material handling and transfer at the mining site. Ongoing, constant application of water has become just as much an accepted part of the process. However, with advanced chemistry and technology, dust CAN be controlled and water CAN be virtually eliminated.
Midwest limits the amount of dust and other particulate matter, stopping the process of dust occurrence during loading, unloading, belt conveying, transferring, stack-out reclaim, crushing and other critical locations where particles can become airborne and cause environmental problems.
Midwest also dramatically decreases the use of water, which can often cause more harm than good. Aside from application after application and the expense of dust cleanup work, the resulting screen blinding and equipment maintenance adds to the cost and trouble. Water might seem to be an inexpensive way to control dust, but it can often become the most expensive given the frequency of required application points; the amount of water required; and the downtime due to screen blinding and abrasive grit.