Sludge Dewatering Bags vs. Geotubes
Sludge Dewatering Equipment
Large sludge dewatering bags are a common requirement for areas dealing with significant amounts of sludge. In order to meet the demands of these dewatering filter projects, large Sludge Dewatering Tubes are used instead to increase storage capacities and dewatering filter times. While standard sizes for Sludge Dewatering Bags range in size up to 15' x 25', geotubes are built with significantly higher dimensions, including lengths up to 250 feet and circumferences up to 90 feet.
Dewatering Sludge Tube Design
Sludge dewatering tubes feature increased circumferences and lengths to store higher volumes of material in a single tube. Standard dimensions for these tubes are:
- Length: 50', 100', 150', 200', 250'
- Circumference: 15', 22.5', 30', 45', 60', 75', 90'
- Geotextile Dewatering Tubes PDF Flyer
These dewatering products are extremely flexible and can be custom built to your requirements. Please specify any custom requirements needed for your sludge dewatering bags.
Once the size of your Sludge Tube has been determined, options like filling ports, bracing loops, and more are added as needed throughout the length of the tube. Standard geotubes feature 1 to 5 ports equally spaced throughout the length of the tube - one port for every 50 feet of length. All sludge dewatering tubes are built using a woven polypropylene geotextile fabric that offers high strength for large projectrequirements.
Sludge Dewatering Bags Versus Geotubes
When compared to standard dewatering filter bags, sludge dewatering tubes offer several advantages during its use. Some of the many opportunities these geotubes provide include the following:
- Increased Storage Capacity
- Long-Term Dewatering Periods
- Can Effectively Run 24/7 without Problems
- No Complicated Procedures or Components
- Economical Dewatering Filter Approach
Especially when used for large sludge jobs, polymers help treat sludge and reduce total dewatering times. Please contact a dewatering specialist to see how these items can be used to reduce times in your location.
Sludge Tube Applications
Dewatering bags and tubes are used in many other projects beyond sludge dewatering. GEI Works provides solutions for some of the following applications:
- Coastal Protection
- Liquid Waste Dewatering
- Sediment Dewatering
- Habitat Remediation and Creation