The Eastplats Platinum Mine in South Africa required an immediate solution for dust control on the Mine Tailings complex as the dust was causing problems for the local farming community, as well as hazardous work conditions.
Mine Tailings Treatment
As the traditional method of using water through a sprinkler system proved to be very expensive as well as ineffective, Soil & Dust Solutions was asked to develop a long-term effective sustainable dust control solution. With access being a problem a spray bar was attached to the arm of an excavator which allowed for all areas to be treated. The treatment was environmentally safe; completely negated the need or use of water or an expensive and maintenance-intensive sprinkler system; improved relations with neighbouring communities and will remain effective for 24 or more months before requiring any maintenance.