Dewatering Bags to Help With Sludge
Can Dewatering Filter Bags Help with Sludge?
Question: Are there dewatering bags to help with sludge? I seem to have a problem getting rid of my sludge. I ran across a dewatering sludge bag. How effective is it? I work in a refinery plant (oil) food processing. We separate the oil out for the water with a d.a.f. unit. We've achieved our goal to a degree on that end, but now we're having a problem getting rid of the oil that's been separated. We would like to find a method to have a end game so to speak. We also have distillate which has a pump rate of about 135 gals per hour.
Answer: This is a great question! Let me tell you a little about the dewatering geotextile bag you are interested in. Our dewatering bags are ideal for pumping sediment laden water into the bag, where it is then filtered. The filtering process allows water to pass through the non-woven geotextile, which retains the sediment and oil too!
Realizing the different locations require different dewatering solutions, we often speak with our customers to find the right product for their locations. Since you have mentioned the need to retain oil, you will want to use one of our bags designed for both oil and sediment. Our sales team would be happy to work with you to discuss the best fabric options for your locations. Oil and sediment bags are often made from a nonwoven getoextile material.
Other Sludge Dewatering Bag Options
If, however, your main goal is to also find another method for containing larger amounts of sludge, you might additionally consider the use of a Dewatering Tube. These bags are made in significantly larger sizes and offer a woven geotextile fabric. This can help contain heavier materials or large amounts of sediment.
Not only are these bags effective for trapping sediment and sludge, but they also are an economically effective way to keep within NPDES phase II & Clean WaterAct compliance and avoid shut downs and/or fines.