Demolition dust control maintained
Adamo Demolition Company performed
the demolition of the James M. Davey terminal at Detroit Metropolitan
Wayne County Airport (DTW) to make way for improvements at the
The demolition was completed
to enable a new north terminal. The goal of the project was to
add a total of 26 gates at the new terminal which is set to open
in 2008, according to Wayne County Airport Authority, CEO Lester
During the demolition, the location
of the site, along with the size of the structure, created concerns
about dust control. The traditional method of spraying a fire
hose to control the dust could not cover a comprehensive enough
area to control the minute particles of dust in the air.
Adamo Demolition recognized the
DustBoss’s™ technology in dust control as a way to
achieve a virtually dust-free work site and used two units in
the area at all times, even when the wind chill hit zero, according
to Daniel Susalla, superintendent for Adamo.
The DustBoss™ creates a
mist of 60-micron sized droplets that are able to blanket and
control dust particles in the air. The system conserves more water
than a fire hose, preventing oversaturation.
The dust-controlling units were
so effective, there were no dust complaints filed and the operators
and site superintendents were extremely satisfied with the results.
“It’s a great improvement over standing there with
a water hose,” says Susalla.
The DustBoss™ is manufactured
by Dust Control Technology located in Peoria, Illinois.