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Another Competitor Bites the Dust: Penn State Researchers Find Brine for Dust Control is Toxic and Ineffective

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

Dust control has always been a major issue for industrial sites and in response, myriad techniques have been attempted to eradicate it. For example, one of these old-fashioned approaches, watering, works like a band-aid, potentially lasting for just mere minutes, racking up costs with multiple application sessions to reapply the suppressant. Even chlorides, concocted of sodium, magnesium, and magnesium chlorides, …

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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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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 …