Used in the mining, power, and steel industries, GE’s DusTreat™ Road Dust Control Treatment Programs are specifically formulated to control fugitive dust from unpaved plant and mine ramps and haul roads. Compared to other dust suppressants, DusTreat™ programs help reduce water usage, increase visibility on unpaved roads, and decrease diesel fuel consumption along with associated CO2 emissions by operating water trucks less frequently.
GE's DusTreat™ Road Dust Control Treatment Programs can reduce water needed for dust suppression at mines and decrease fuel consumption by operating water trucks less frequently. At one gold mine in Nevada, switching to DusTreat™ DC9112 Program from a water and magnesium chloride treatment on 7 miles of haul roads reduced water use for dust suppression by 90% or 110 million gallons of water over a 7 month period, equivalent to the water consumption of over 1,300 average U.S. households during that period. This also reduced CO2 emissions from fuel consumption by 490 metric tons -- equivalent to the CO2 emissions of over 165 average cars on U.S. roads during that period.