Reusing materials and minimising waste is a key way of mitigating the environmental impact of any kind of major works. Our equipment is rigged with an ingenious system to eliminate impurities arising from the mixture of abrasive materials and extracted air we use.
The main environmental risk with abrasive blasting lies with the abrasive material used and how it is contained. Another important environmental consideration is choosing an abrasive material that will not contaminate the area and is free from heavy metals.
Where possible it is best to prevent introducing new elements into the environment, even if just for aesthetic reasons. Where a blasting booth is used, this is fairly easy. The blast material falls to the floor where it can be gathered for reuse or to be disposed of in designated landfills.
When shot blasting is done outdoors, Multitech Shotblasting understand the importance of collecting unpleasant or unwanted debris. Smoothing the actual ground will help make it easy to scoop up the blast medium, if any has been missed by our inbuilt system. Any remains can be spread and washed down to prevent it being spread by the wind.
Provided the abrasive material is chosen responsibly, the environmental effect of abrasive blasting is relatively minimal.