Digester Dewatering Bags Solutions
Question: Is there a dewatering bag for a digester? We would like to empty the digester and would like to know the size of the dewatering bags. What is the largest one you have? Also, how can we dispose of this bag? Can we dispose of it in a landfill?
Answer: Greetings! Thank you for contacting GEI Works. I'm happy to help. A dewatering bag can come in a variety of sizes and two different fabric types. You can choose from 15' x 10, 15, 20, or 25'. The two fabrics are an 8 oz. or 10 oz. nonwoven geotextile. The 8 oz is finer and collects smaller particles. Our biggest standard size in the 25', but we can make a larger size if needed.
As for dewatering bag disposal, you can, in fact, drop it off at a landfill as long as the material dewatered is not hazardous. The bags are biodegradable. The lifting is the hard part. After the water has been released, you will probably need to use machinery to lift the bag into a dumpster or truck for removal. We can offer a bag that is made to fit into a dumpster for easy disposal.
If you are particularly concerned about disposal, another option you could consider is placing the dewatering bag for the digester directly into a dumpster, dump truck, or transportation container while it is in use. These containers, often equipped with drains, can store the dewatering bag while filter is in process, allowing the water to drain out and the solids to stay in the bag. After the process has been completed, the filled bag and materials can be moved to proper disposal sites.
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