Managing dust emissions from Ash Dams has traditionally proven to be a challenge for landowners and power station operators. Ash can contain high levels of heavy metals which can cause negative social and environmental impacts if ash dams are left untreated. The ﬁne nature of the ash particle size makes it highly susceptible to being blown some distance from the source. Due to the size and nature of ash dams, stabilising the surface can be a difﬁcult process.
Vital Chemical engaged a local South Australian aviation company who specialises in rural ﬁreﬁghting to assess the potential to apply Vital Bon-Matt Stonewall (IGD) with an Airtractor 802.
Product was mixed and then pumped into the aircraft at the airﬁeld increasing the efﬁciency of the application. Each aircraft was able to achieve on average 50 passes a day (approx. 150,000m2 each) with the total application taking two weeks.
The application of Vital Bon-Matt Stonewall (IGD) provided the required 12-month stabilisation of the ash dam, preventing dust emissions into the nearby township. Using the Airtractors proved to be an innovative and effective solution in applying Vital Bon-Matt Stonewall to the ash dam. This methodology allowed for the ash dam to be treated in its entirety leading to better results for the client and community.
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