surfactants to improve the effectiveness of water as well as extending
its activity. Extremely economical.
Water is a very effective dust control material as it wets the small
dust particles and forces the particles to adhere to each other and
agglomerate. In situations where water is scarce or it is impractical
to wet surfaces daily an additive can be used to achieve, longer lasting
results. A surfactant, or surface active agent, makes water more efficient
by making water wetter.
Water becomes "wetter" by lowering its surface tension. The surface
tension of water is a force that defines its behavior. This can be
viewed by filling a glass over the rim with water, or by placing drops
of water on a hard surface. With the addition of a surfactant the
drops of water spread out and contact the surface more effectively.
Additionally, after the water evaporates, the dust particles must
remain agglomerated. Surfactants do not evaporate and are residual.
They continue to work after the surface appears dry. Under these conditions
electrostatic forces are the main obstacle. Surfactants help to dissipate
these forces and maximize the agglomeration of dust. The duration
of the effect is dependent upon temperature, friction, and run off.
Most surfactants are biodegradable as well and their concentration
will decrease over time.
The bottom line is that water by itself has limited abilities and
by adding the Water Wetter or surfactants in the right blend we can
maximize the effectiveness of water. The longer you use this additive
the better the results get because you get a cumulative residual effect.
At a ratio of one part Water Wetter concentrate to up to 4,000 parts
water, this obviously is an economical problem solver.
Dust Control - add product to water for a dilution of 1:1000
to 1:4000, depending on product concentration or blend. Spray
to the surface as a part of a routine watering program. Reduces
the application rate of water through rapid penetration of the
water and retarded evaporation. With continued use, the resin
extenders will build up and further decrease the watering frequency.
AND EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL.
FOR USE BY ANY OPERATION WHERE WATER IS BEING USED TO CONTROL
DUST, SUCH AS COALMINES, POWER PLANTS, THE AGGREGATE INDUSTRY,
and FARMING, AND FIRE FIGHTING.
55 gallon drum
5 gallon pail