Water is a precious resource that exists in all three states, liquid, gas and solid. The Earth and even our bodies are more than 70% water. Kids flock to the water as if it calls to them. They splash, play, touch and taste it. They like to bathe in it, blow bubbles and generally enjoy water play.
The Power of Adhesion
In its liquid state, water can absorb and be absorbed by other compounds. Through the process of adhesion, water droplets will absorb individual dust and odor particles removing them from the air. Dust suppression systems are designed to use forced air to propel water into droplets to capture and remove dust and odor particles. There are several different system designs to generate this reaction.
Lungs Don’t Like Dust
The construction and mining industries value dust suppression. Dust particles affect our ability to breath and have longer lasting debilitating effects such as black lung or COPD. On a job site, dust can impact site distance, damage equipment and clog air filters for all types of machinery. Like anything in life, too much is never a good idea. Adhesion contains and removes dust that is generated by wind, machinery and other general construction practices.
Dry, arid conditions increase the need for dust suppression systems. For the same health reasons as human, indoor arenas use water spray systems to remove dust and contain dirt floors for horses and livestock. All types of pets, birds and mammals seek shelter from dust.
Depending on the commercial industry, dust suppression systems are designed to be portable for job sites or permanent for facility installs. The benefits are the removal of dust and reducing hazardous working conditions for crews. These systems are less expensive to operate and maintain. Many include control and sensor features for easy operation. Fogco manufacturers dust suppression equipment to remove dust particles from .1 to 1000 microns. Our systems meet or exceed the EPA 10 standards for dust suppression. Commercial suppression system uses include:
- Solid Waste
- Construction Sites
- Waste Transfer Stations
- Paper Mills
- Livestock Facilities
Utilizing systems that maintain air quality and the environment for surrounding communities is important. Dust abatement practices are necessary to reduce damage and other long-term effects associated with airborne particles.
We are hear to improve the air you breath.