Peoria, Illinois-based BossTek says its new DustBoss DB-30 Injektor has been developed in response to customer feedback seeking a way to precisely meter additives such as surfactants, tackifiers, odor treatments and disinfectants.
The DB-30 atomized mist cannon for odor management and wide-area disinfection includes a dosing pump that BosskTek says also can be added as a retrofit to existing DustBoss mist cannons.
“Many customers use DustBoss equipment in various dust generating industries, but also need a separate piece of equipment to neutralize odor in the air,” says the company’s chief engineer Jason Lesch. “They wanted one piece of equipment that could do both, so we created a new and retrofittable system that could act as a dust control and dispersing system for additives, using water as the vehicle.”
The company cites landfills, transfer stations, biomass operations and soil remediation projects as examples of applications often seeking a single system that can deliver both dust and odor control.
“We’re seeing greater demand for performance-enhancing additives in a variety of industries,” says BossTek’s vice president of sales Mike Lewis. “Throughout our history, we’ve welcomed input from companies that have specific needs, and that information has driven us to engineer a number of new models, options and capabilities.”
Lewis says while a large percentage of customers achieve their dust suppression goals using plain water, the new design relieves users of the need to measure and mix solutions to achieve desired results in specific service environments. “Odor control and open area disinfection require the use of special additives,” he comments. “Automating the process makes it easier and faster, saving time and reducing potential waste.”
The additive injection system can be specified for new equipment or retrofitted to existing DustBoss machines. The metering pump housing is constructed from chemical-resistant, fiber-reinforced thermoplastic, with a ceramic ball valve, according to BossTek.
The new DB-30 model has a standard coverage area of more than 6,100 square feet (566 square meters) and adjustable stroke length and frequency ranging from 1 per hour to 100 per minute. When equipped with optional 359-degree oscillation, the coverage area grows to 31,000 square feet (2,880 square meters).