Dust Control

Dust Abatement Techniques - How it Works

Water Mist Technology

Effective control of dust with water mist depends on using the right size of water droplets. Here you find out exactly what that means.

Dust has various negative influences on people and can cause diseases of the respiratory system. Those who are responsible for generating dust are increasingly being asked to reduce their dust emissions.

The principle of dust control works as follows: the water droplets that are atomized into fine water mist combine with the dust particles in the air to make them heavier and bring them down to the ground. The size of the water drops is an essential criterion for the quality of the dust control. It is essential that the water droplets are similar in size to the dust particles to allow them to adhere to them. This means that larger droplets combine with larger dust particles and smaller droplets with smaller particles.

The areas of application for dust controllers and solutions for the control of dust are very diverse. Above all, it is designed for those companies that are unable to capture dust-laden air in any other way. These are typically material handling sites, construction sites, recycling yards, quarries, mines, steelworks, and cement works.

Dust control with water mist – we offer the following solutions:

Dust abatement with water mist

We analyze the dust and collect samples of the type, and amount of dust, during an initial on-site inspection. We then compile a suitable offer based on what we learn from this analysis and inspection. Here you will find an overview of our solutions for dust control.

Dust control activities with water mist can be used in the following areas

Fields of Application

The possible range of applications of our dust control solutions ranges from demolition to quarrying, open cut mines, mines, recycling plants, harbors, tunnel construction and many other sectors with high dust emissions.

How our solutions work

Working Principles

Our solutions for dust control not only generate a very fine water mist but also atomize the water into a whole range of different droplet sizes from 10 to 100μm, and are therefore ideal for the efficient binding of dust.

We have acquired a great deal of knowledge concerning water atomization over the years. Above all, our strength lies in finding the right mix between the highest possible efficiency in dust control, and also regarding using the smallest possible amount of water. This means that the dust particles in the air are successfully controlled, but the surrounding area does not get wet. This is especially important in areas where goods are stored. 

Comparison: Difference between dust control and no dust control


In this video, you can see work in progress at an industrial site. We have carried out this phase of the work, both with and without a dust controller, to illustrate the effectiveness of dust control. You can see the result here.