Coal Pile Management and Coal Dust Control Solutions

Coal piles bring multiple stockpile management concerns with them. Potentially toxic runoff and windblown particles find their way into the soil and then into surface and groundwater reserves, posing a threat to the public water supply, aquatic life, and vegetation. Those working at and near sites requiring better stockpile dust suppression are prone to suffer from poor visibility and compromised respiratory systems.

Vehicle maintenance costs climb and performance plummets when coal dust infiltrates engines, tire bases, and other mechanical parts. Sealing stockpiles to prevent fugitive dust and particle runoff is the single most effective way to eliminate these problems and ensure compliance with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Coal pile management is no easy job, but with the help of Midwest’s coal dust control solutions, maintenance costs will decrease, as will the number of headaches.

Sealing Coal Piles

Sealing coal piles against moisture and oxygen is the only practical way of preventing the deterioration of stored coal in waterfront areas. BTU values of unsealed coal piles are likely to decline, and the piles themselves burn less efficiently and bear the ravages of freezing and oxidation. Unsealed piles will emit coal dust, producing an environmental and health concern, and the end result will be an actual loss of coal.

Benefits

  • Facilitates compliance with EPA and other government agency guidelines
  • Eliminates dangerous PM10 and PM2.5 emissions
  • Provides a cleaner, healthier work environment
  • Offers better community relations via reduced emissions

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