Dust management company Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST) has developed and launched RT60 Spray Plus, a highly concentrated wetting agent for dust suppressions.

RST’s David Handel.

RST is in the business of developing fast, effective and environmentally friendly dust, soil and water solutions for a range of sites including mine sites, haul roads, quarries, and land sites.

The latest in its range of products, the RT60 Spray Plus, is added to water at ultra-low dosage rates, changing the characteristics of water to allow it to penetrate, saturate and spread much faster than plain water.

The company claims its RT60 Spray Plus solution is the most effective and economical wetting technology available, and is designed to be environmentally friendly and easily applied to produce results quickly.

Created with operational optimisation in mind, the RT60 Spray Plus solution improves the effectiveness of water when used for dust control by allowing larger water particles to capture smaller dust particles, reaching Dust Extinction Moisture (DEM) levels faster.

The RT60 Spray Plus solution works to reduce the amount of water required in dust suppression and is particularly effective when added to ore during transfer, increasing water flow through ore and minerals.

Adding the RT60 Spray Plus solution to water also improves the capabilities of spray systems by reducing the build-up of scale or calcium and other forms of grime that can clog up pipe work and nozzles.

The RT60 Spray Plus solution can be added into any water flow by injection via a small dosing pump, allowing for accurate dosing of the product at the recommended dosage rates.

The RT60 Spray Plus solution can also be applied via other general spray equipment with dosage rates varying between 0.005% and 0.05%.

RST operations and technical director David Handel said RT60 is the latest innovation developed through RST's ongoing research and development programs.

"RST's point of difference is that we go out into the field and work side-by-side with our clients to really listen and identify the challenges that are particular to their specific work site," Handel said.

"Our team of industry experts uses the insights gained from this process to work out which products the client needs from our broad range of solutions, providing a cost-effective and efficient plan to maximise operational optimisation.

"It was through this process of client consultation that we identified the need for a highly concentrated wetting agent producing outstanding dust suppressant performance, so our research and development team began work on a tailored solution to fill this demand."