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Traditional haul road dust suppression has been to use water carts. The disadvantages of this approach are the high ongoing cost of water carts and the labour to operate them. Oasis offers an automated sprinkler solution using high quality sprinklers, valves and an automated control system.
The addition of wetting agents and polymer binders to the water used for haul road dust suppression can decrease both the application frequency and the amount of water required. The wetting agents improve the performance of the water in wetting the surface material thoroughly. The polymer binders cause the surface particles to hold together reducing their likelihood of becoming airborne (dust). It also makes the haul roads more compacted with less loose surface material. Dust suppression chemicals can be used with both water carts and sprinkler based solutions.