Dewatering Bags to Filter Sludge
Slurry and Sludge Dewatering Equipment
Question: Are there dewatering bags to help with sludge? I seem to have a problem getting rid of my sludge. I ran across sludge dewatering bags. How effective are they? I work in a refinery plant (oil) for 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 sludge dewatering end game so to speak. We also have distillate which has a pump rate of about 135 gals per hour.
Answer: Let me tell you a little about our Geotextile Dewatering Bags. They are ideal for pumping sediment or sludge laden water into the bag, where it is filtered. The dewatering filter process allows water to pass through the non-woven geotextile, which also retains the sediment and oil.
Realizing that different locations require different sludge dewatering solutions, we often speak with our customers to find the right dewatering products for their locations. Since you have mentioned the need to retain oil, you will want to use one of our dewatering bags designed for both oil and sediment. Our project specialists would be happy to work with you to discuss the best fabric options for your locations. Oil and sediment bags are typically made with a nonwoven geotextile material.
Other Sludge Dewatering Options
If your facility deals with larger amounts of sludge, consider using Geotextile Dewatering Tubes. These dewatering products are made in significantly larger sizes with woven geotextile fabric. Their construction helps contain heavier materials and large amounts of sediment.
Not only are our dewatering filter bags effective for trapping sediment and sludge, but they also provide an economically effective way to stay within NPDES Phase II & Clean Water Act compliance and avoid plant shut downs and/or fines.
Other Dewatering Filter Applications
Dewatering bags and geotextile dewatering tubes have a variety of uses across a number of other industries. Some applications include:
Please visit our Dewatering Products page for more information.