Geotextile Tubes

Millions of gallons of sludge have been pumped into Geotextile Tubes for containment and dewatering of industrial waste, municipal sludge, and marine sediments. Paper mills, chemical companies, and nuclear power plants are just a few of the clients that have benefited from Geotextile technology.

Geotextile is the simplest high-volume dewatering system ever. There are no gears, and no electricity is required to run dewatering equipment. Geotextile units are available in a variety of sizes depending on your volume and space requirements. Geotextile Tube systems can even be mounted in mobile roll-off containers that can be transported around your property as necessary. Your tube system can be operational in less than a day.

Qualifies for EQIP Funding

Geotextile technology is designated as a Practice standard by the USDA NRCA (National Resource Conservation service). As such it can qualify for up to 75% matching funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

How it Works

Containment: High strength permeable Geotextiles with uniquely designed retention properties are fabricated into tubes that can be filled with fine grain sludge, hazardous contaminated soils, or dredged waste materials.

Dewatering: Excess water drains from the tubes through the small pores in the Geotextiles resulting in effective dewatering and efficient volume reduction of the contained material. This volume reduction allows for the repeated filling of the tubes. In many cases the decanted water is of a quality that can be returned to native waterways or for reuse.

Consolidation: After the final cycle of filling and dewatering, the retained fine grain materials can continue to consolidate as the residual water vapor escapes through the Geotextile.