Frac Sand Mining or Silica Sand Mining

The potential air pollutants of most concern from frac sand mining are airborne particles, including particles less than 10 microns in size (PM10), particles less than 2.5 microns in size (typically called "fine particles" or PM2.5), and crystalline silica, which ranges across both size categories.


DSI Dry Fog Systems can suppress the PM-10 and PM-2.5 dust from material transfer points if they are properly enclosed.

Dust generated from Stockpile activities can be controlled with DustTamer Wind Fence Systems. These fences are installed on the up-wind side of the stockpile to reduce air movement across the pile. This protection zone can prevent airborne dust generated from stackers, dozers and loading activities from leaving the site.

DSI can help you meet or exceed state standards for airborne particles (called Total Suspended Particles or TSP), and state and federal air quality standards for PM10 and for PM2.5.