Dust Suppression



Dust suppression is an important aspect of mining operations, and to reduce the volume of raw water required, recycled process water from settlement tanks is often used for this purpose. The creation of dust is an unavoidable result of mining operations and can clog pipes and mechanical parts, creating additional maintenance and repairs.

Water spray systems remain the most efficient and cost-effective means of dust control for both process and fugitive dust emissions. A Grundfos pumping solution can move a large amount of water in a short time, making it possible to use a large nozzle configuration and minimise the need for filtration.

Settlement ponds are a cost-effective way of reducing the size and cost of subsequent water treatment by reducing the organic load in the wastewater, by letting gravity remove impurities. The resulting water can be filtered and treated for reuse in the mineral process, or for dust suppression.

The Grundfos Hydro MPC range of multistage pressure boosting systems means you can manage your pressure zones with ease for the optimum transporting of water from settlement tanks, for the filling of tanks, and for delivering water to water spray systems.

Solid construction with high-grade materials such as chromium steel and silicon carbide means the Grundfos AP range of dewatering pumps is ideal for pits, for temporary or fixed installation, and offers high-pressure pump performance unhindered by sand or other abrasives. Solid cast iron construction and narrow design characterises the Grundfos DWK range of dewatering pumps, and this range can pump small stones at greater flow than the Grundfos AP range.

Correct material selection is the most important method of corrosion prevention, prolonging the life span of pumps systems. Grundfos can supply the specialist expertise to help meet your performance objectives, from the initial identification of needs, to the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of the pumping solution. Furthermore, Grundfos tailors commissioning agreements and service agreements to your requirements, and spare parts kits and on-site recommended spare parts can also be arranged.

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