DSI News

Dust Solutions, Inc. is constantly developing and implementing solutions for its clients. In this section, we keep you updated on the latest news in the fields of products, industry news, and cutting edge installations.

Ivanpah solar thermal project uses DustTamer Wind Fences

The Ivanpah solar thermal project, which Bechtel is constructing for BrightSource in the Mojave Desert, will be the largest solar plant in the world when completed in 2013. DSI supplied DustTamer Wind Fence materials for the solar array staging area to prevent damage to the arrays from dust erosion and turn-over of unattached stored units. DustTamer can also be used for the permanent solar field to reduce the effects of dust erosion on reflectors and dust accumulation that can reduce collection efficiency. With DustTamers wind velocity reduction, it may be possible to reduce solar array foundation and/or structural steel requirements and associated cost. Another application for DustTamer material is to reduce the visual impact of the solar field and potential glare from reflectors. Photo courtesy of BrightSource / Power Engineering.

Power Engineerings Best Biomass Project: Nacogdoches uses Dry Fog

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Nacogdoches Generating Facility, owned by Southern Co. in Nacogdoches County, Texas

The 100 MW Nacogdoches Generating Facility is a full-scale biomass plant in Nacogdoches County, Texas. The nation's largest biomass plant supplies all of its power to Austin Energy in a 20-year PPA. The Austin City Council approved the $2.3 billion project in 2008, and the plant was commissioned in June 2012.

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EPA Coal Storage Pile Rules

Affected facilities constructed, reconstructed or modified after May 27, 2009 are required to prepare and operate in accordance with a submitted fugitive coal dust emissions plan. The plan must identify and describe the control measures the owner/operator will use to minimize fugitive coal dust emissions from each open storage pile.

The EPA identified fogging systems and wind barriers as two of the accepted control measures.  DSI DustTamer Wind Fence Systems and Dry Fog Systems can help you comply with these regulations avoiding the use of chemicals. With chemical systems the EPA requires that the user consider in their dust control plan the site-specific impacts associated with the use of chemical dust suppressants (e.g.,water runoff, water quality concerns).

Coal EPA News

New EPA Coal Dust Control Regs

EPA declares Fogging Systems as Best Demonstrated Technology for PRB Coal On September 25, 2009 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised emissions control requirements for new coal preparation plants. These revisions were based on a variety of input and comments from those directly involved in the coal industry, including coal mines, power plants, consultants, engineering firms and suppliers of air pollution control systems.

The EPA findings have created new rules that they published in the pdfFederal Register on October 8, 2009 (see PDF File Page 6). The new rules designate“Fogging Systems” as a Best Demonstrated Technology (BDT) for coal handing equipment used on sub bituminous and lignite coals.

BDT as identified by the EPA, is the most effective commercially available means of treating specific types of hazardous waste. Public testimony given to the EPA on fogging systems has revealed what we at DSI have been saying for many years. Dry Fog can be the most cost effective dust control system available while yielding results as good or better than any other control measure.

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EPA Announcement

EPA designates Fogging Systemsas Best Demonstrated Technology(BDT) for PRB, sub bituminous & lignite coal at Coal Preparation & Processing Plants!

On September 25, 2009 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised emissions control requirements for new coal preparation plants. These revisions were based on a variety of input and comments from those directly involved in the coal industry, including coal mines, power plants, consultants, engineering firms and suppliers of air pollution control systems.

The EPA findings have created new rules that they published in the Federal Registers on October 8, 2009. The new rules designate "Fogging Systems" as a Best Demonstrated Technology (BDT) for coal handing equipment used on sub bituminous and lignite coals.

BDT as identified by the EPA, is the most effective commercially available means of treating specific types of hazardous waste. Public testimony given to the EPA on fogging systems has revealed what we at DSI has been saying for many years, that Dry Fog can be the most cost effective dust control system available, yielding results as good or better than any other control measure.

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New website features for our customers

Welcome to our new nodust website. We have designed this site to provide to you as much information as possible about our dust control systems.  This includes videos, slide shows, charts and links to additional information. 

We will soon be offering a special log-in area for our existing customers to obtain information about their system and technical information for design engineers.  

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