Particulate Dispersion Modeling, Asphalt Plants and Quarries

Annoying Blowing Dust
Particulate can be described as minute separate particles of any kind that have the tendency to move by wind forces. It is carried by wind to areas beyond a project site and, as a rule, upsets the local environment. Particulate dispersion can be brought into compliance with regulatory bodies by proper control of emissions through mitigation.

Theakston has conducted studies for asphalt plants, open pit mining operations, landfill sites and compost sites. The highly visible nature of the water flume has allowed Theakston to create tests for wind-borne particulate.

Testing and Analysis
Dye or silica sand is used to provide a highly visible indication of the route that dust or odour will travel. Photographic records of the dye and sand dispersal patterns are analysed along with wind velocity measurements to determine the route the emissions travel and their downwind effects.

Recommendations
Theakston Consultants will suggest how the surrounding area could be altered to reduce the impact of particulate emissions. Mitigative devices are designed, installed, and tested before being recommended for site installation.