Dewatering Bag Project in Canada
Tube or Bag Filter for Septic Sludge Dewatering
Question: I work for a town in Quebec, Canada, and this summer we have a dewatering bag project for all the septic tank sludge of the town. We also want to use the dewatering bags for three other small towns for a total of 5,000 septic tanks. Do you have dewatering bags that can work for this type of dewatering project? Do you have a representative in Canada?
Answer: Our dewatering bags have been successfully used in sludge dewatering applications across the world, including Canada. While we do not currently have a representative that works in Canada, we do frequently sell to customers in this location and ship regularly to Canada.
Choosing a Geotextile Bag for a Dewatering Project
For sludge dewatering applications, we offer two types of products:
- Dewatering Bags: This nonwoven geotextile bag is designed for small projects such as temporary sludge projects, small dewatering on construction sites, and other dewatering jobs. Sizes range from 6' x 6' to 15' x 25'.
- Dewatering Tubes: The dewatering filter tube is constructed of woven geotextile for larger dewatering projects. These tubes are significantly larger in size and have been used on locations that require fast pumping rates, high rate of sludge retention, and will be pumping a significant amount of water. Tube lengths start at 50' and go to 250', while the circumference range is 15' to 90'.
Depending on the size of your dewatering bag project, either of these dewatering products could work in your location. As mentioned, dewatering bags are typically used in small projects, while dewatering tubes are used for dewatering in larger areas, such as waste water treatment plants, lagoons, and sludge.
For septic tank dewatering in your Canadian location, choosing the right size bags or geotubes will depend on the following:
- Amount of Sludge to be Dewatered
- Rate of Pumping
- Available Space (Small bags may be placed in dump trucks and other containers for proper disposal after sludge dewatering process.)
Read more about Dewatering Bags to Handle Septage.
Polymers may also be used to increase filtering rates in your location. Please contact a polymer specialist for more information.
Learn more about all the available Dewatering Products from GEI Works.