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How It Works
Geotextile dewatering technology is the low cost, high volume dewatering solution. The dewatering process is simple and effective. The pumping process is repeated until the tube is full. Eventually, the solids can be handled as dry material, increasing options for transportation and disposal.
Dewatering with Geotextile technology is a three-step process:
Step 1: Filling — Sludge (dredged material) is pumped into the Geotextile container. Environmentally-safe polymers are added to the sludge, which makes the solids bind together and water separate. The Geotextile container’s fabric confines the fine grains of the material.
Step 2: Dewatering — Clear effluent water simply drains from the Geotextile container through the small pores in the fabric. This results in effective dewatering and efficient volume reduction of the contained materials. And this volume reduction allows for the repeated filling of the Geotextile container. Over 99% of solids are captured, and clear filtrate can be collected and recirculated through the system. The decanted water is often of a quality that can be reused/returned for processing or returned to native waterways without additional treatment.
Step 3: Consolidation — After the final cycle of filling and dewatering, the solids remain in the bag and continue to solidify. Volume reduction can be as high as 90 percent depending on the type of material used. When full, the Geotextile container and contents can be deposited at a landfill, remain on-site, or the solids can be removed and land-applied when appropriate.