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A Scientific Approach to Industrial Dust Control Programs

In Dust Control, Guided Self Apply Dust Control, Industrial Facilities, Road & Surface Management, Safety by Steve Vitale

For industrial sites like steel mills, precast operations, mines and quarries who are required to operate with strict air quality permits (Title V Air Quality Permits or OSHA’s Silica Rule), managing respirable, fugitive dust from unpaved areas is a necessary battle. The cost of not implementing a successful industrial dust control program is more than just regulatory fines, though: it includes …

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Case Study: Dust Mitigation Begins and Ends with Science

In Dust Control, Guided Self Apply Dust Control, Industrial Facilities by Steve Vitale

For those who know Midwest, it’s no mystery that we believe dust mitigation can be managed — scientifically — to achieve predictable results. Predictable results equal predictable budgeting, reliable safety and compliance, and achievable metrics. That happens because we focus on the program as much as the product. The product is a part of the whole effort to control dust …

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Environmentally Friendly Dust Control — From Stronger Roads to Safer Grapes

In Agriculture & Winery, Dust Control, Environment, Guided Self Apply Dust Control by Steve Vitale

What do roads have to do with the quality of wine you drink? A lot, if you ask one Californian vineyard who recently partnered with Midwest. When this vineyard reached out to us, their current private roads within their ranch weren’t capable of supporting farm equipment and vehicle traffic year-round. They were concerned about the type of product they used …

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Why Do Dust Control Systems Fail? 

In Dust Control, EnviroKleen®, Guided Self Apply Dust Control, Industrial Facilities by Steve Vitale

“I’ve used everything, and Midwest is the only program that’s actually worked.” At Midwest, we hear this line over and over again after customers throw their hands in the air after using many other dust control systems.  We’ve been doing this for a long time now; nearly five decades, longer than just about anyone else in the industry. During that …

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The Solution to Lignin Sulfonate Dust Control Products

In Dust Control, Guided Self Apply Dust Control, Road & Surface Management, Roads, Unpaved Roads by Steve Vitale

There are many approaches to dust control. From watering to chlorides to lignin sulfonate dust control products, the dust control industry has tried just about everything.  Many companies who have tried off-the-shelf chemicals have been frustrated by the various problems associated with these products. Either the product is toxic for the environment and corrosive to vehicles, like chlorides. Or it …