To fill the large, water-permeable geotextile tubes Geotube® we use our amphibious vehicles. The amphibious vehicles are sucking the sediments with the excavator pump.
The advantages of this type of sludge removal are various:
Using a centrifuge, chamber filter press or TenCate Geotube® the sludge can be thickened or dewatered.
The Geotube® is filled by pumping through tubes with mud. As the fluid escapes through the material of the Geotube®, the solids are retained. The filling process takes so long till the Geotube® is filled.
After dewatering, the solids can be processed as a dry substance.
Depending on the type, these substances can be economically transported and disposed of or reused.
Geotube ® is registered trademark of TenCate
1. Filling the Geotube®
Mud will be pumped into the Geotube® container . Environmentally friendly flocculants are mixed into the mud, they bind the sludge particles and separate them from the water.
Clean water escapes the TenCate Geotube® hose. About 99% of the solids are retained, the clear waste water can be collected and reintroduced into the System.
Solids remain in the tube, the reduction in volume amounts to up to 90%. If the TenCate Geotube® is full, he and its contents can be defined or dredged and to be brought to the landground.