Dewatering Sediment Filter Bags
Sediment Disposal Products for Dredging Projects
Question: We will need sediment disposal products for a dredging project for ponds and rivers in China. We are interested in your dewatering sediment filter bags. Is the bag only for disposal or can it be used multiple times?
Answer: We would be happy to provide you with more information on our dewatering sediment filter bags and other dewatering product options.
Sediment Disposal Products
Our Dewatering Bags are made from durable nonwoven geotextile filtration fabric suitable for removal of sediment and oily waste water sheen. Each geotextile bag is sewn with multiple seams and can accommodate up to an 8" pipe in the hose sock, making this an excellent filter bag whether you are pumping into a dumpster or on the ground.
Dewatering Socks attach directly to ends of pipes or hoses to filter water discharge. With diameters of 8" to 16", dewatering socks can accommodate a variety of pipe and hose configurations. All socks are 5' long to catch a decent amount of sediment before needing to be cleaned or replaced. Mainly used on construction sites, dewatering socks keep runoff clean and within local and federal stormwater regulations.
The Geotextile Tubes are ideal for filtering large amounts of materials. In contrast to the dewatering bags, geotextile tubes are made with a woven geotextile fabric. With lengths up to 250', they have been used extensively on water treatment projects (WWTPs), agricultural ponds, aquaculture facilities, pulp and paper mills, and numerous industrial lagoons for consolidation of media.
Can Dewatering Bags and Tubes Be Reused?
In theory, standard bags can be reused. However, it is a time-consuming task. Without damaging the bag, the sediment must be removed after it has completely dried. A smaller bag would be manageable but still daunting. Most users simply cut the bag when finished and shovel out the sediment for disposal. Some customers simply throw the entire geotextile bag into the dumpster with the sediment. Ultimately, if you have the time and manpower, dewatering sediment filter bags can be cleaned and reused, but it is not frequently done.
New Reusable Dewatering Sediment Filter Bags
As a new addition to our dewatering bags for silt, we now provide a special reusable dewatering bag. This geotextile bag is designed to ease the process described above by offering a bag with a pre-cut hole in sone side. This side clamps shut through the use of steel locking rods while the bag is in use. Afterward, remove the rods, and the bag can be easily emptied and cleaned.
Learn more about all Dewatering Bags and Other Products available from GEI Works.