The ultimate bitumen emulsion product for dust control and road stabilisation
DAS Product is the flagship product of Dust-A-Side and has been successfully applied around the world for over four decades.
The product is an emulsion of bitumen in water, specifically designed and formulated to physically bind road materials together and suppress dust on haul roads, secondary roadways, hardstands as well as laydown areas in mining and other heavy industrial environments.
A bituminous emulsion is a two-phase mixture of fine bitumen droplets and emulsifiers, dispersed in water. The binding and sealing properties, robustness and re-workability of bitumen makes it a highly reliable dust control solution, particularly for treating and maintaining haul roads.
Once applied, it forms a water-impermeable layer that doesn’t leach into permeable pavement materials and the underlying natural soils which minimise wheel generated dust, as well as bind, seal and suppress fugitive dust.
- Semi/permanent haul and access roads
- Civil works
- Laydown / yards
- Processing and material handling
- Erosion control
- Road stabilisation and performance
- Tailing dams
- Wet weather recovery
- Most significant reductions in water use (+95%)
- Best value add savings
- Tyre savings
- Fuel savings due to lowered rolling resistance
- Road maintenance savings
- Significant fugitive dust reductions
- Safer roads due to improved visibility
- Operational cost savings and efficiencies due to the reduced need for water carts
- Less wet-weather delays
- Operational cost savings
- Improved tyre life and equipment component life
How does DAS Product work?
Once DAS Product is applied, it forms a water-impermeable layer that doesn’t leach into permeable pavement materials and the underlying natural soils which minimise wheel generated dust, as well as bind, seal and suppress fugitive dust.
As soon as the emulsion breaks and the bitumen content cures, DAS Product acts as a binder to the road road material and forms a solid pavement and impermeable seal that resists the further ingress of water. Preventing water ingress over time also helps reduce road defects such as potholes, corrugations and rutting.
DAS Product is therefore also considered to be an all-weather treatment and roads will recover much more quickly from heavy rain and remain dust free when during dry periods.
How is DAS Product applied?
For existing, permanent haul and access roads, which are being newly established, DAS Product can be incorporated into the wearing course layer of the road. This happens via a scarifying, spraying, mixing and rolling process. This not only provides excellent dust control properties for the road, but also stabilises the wearing course layer and prevents water ingress. Investing in DAS Product during the construction of new life of mine roads will significantly increase the longevity and durability of the road.
Once applied, the need for reapplication is minimal. Mines which typically rely on continuously spraying untreated water on haul road networks in order to control dust will dramatically reduce water usage and water cart hours by switching to DAS Product.
DAS Product is conveniently delivered in a concentrated liquid form ready to use. It is typically diluted in a water cart at a concentration of 2.5% right up to 50% depending on the specific requirement.
We’re flexible with how we deliver our services and products. Choose the right delivery package that best fits your scope of work and how your site operates.
In addition to having a full time project supervisor on site, Dust-A-Side can also supply clients with required assets and personnel such as trucks, water carts, graders, suppression equipment and operators. Telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting are available with a Full Service package.
A full time project supervisor from Dust-A-Side will attend site to oversee the delivery and implementation of all dust control solutions, utilising the clients existing assets (e.g. water carts). The project supervisor will provide further support through telemetry, consulting, project management and reporting in order to help clients achieve the most efficient and cost effective outcomes possible
One of our project supervisors can visit your site at agreed upon times in order to provide telemetry, consulting and reporting. We’ll evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions and products we’ve provided and make recommendations to improve efficiency.
Binder products can be supplied in bulk or via intermediate bulk containers. Dust-A-Side will advise clients on how much of the product to apply and how often. Clients then apply the products using their own equipment.
Dust control equipment such as fog cannons can be rented as required and clients can manage the operation of the equipment.
We are proud to present an array of practical and innovative solutions.
Backed by Experience
With over 40 years of global research and refinement to rely on, Dust-A-Side has everything it takes to provide quantifiable results on every level.
Our binder products include bitumen and polymer based emulsions, as well as organic binders, surfactant technologies and a range of blended products.
Committed to Sustainability
Our goal is to achieve Zero Harm and enhance environmental sustainability. Dust-A-Side binders are biodegradable and help to lower water consumption.
Our technical team will always be on hand to help ensure the success of your dust control strategy.
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