Sludge Dewatering Tube
Question: Hello, I am interested in the sludge dewatering tube. I am evaluating methods involved in drying sludge from a paper mill. We have done studies and the sludge is not considered hazardous and has characteristics similar to silt and fine sand. We are in need of information for these tubes including the type of material used, whether it is woven or non-woven, etc. We were also wondering if you offer the hanging bags?
Answer: Thank you for contacting us! The Sludge Tube is a great choice for dewatering methods on a paper mills, agricultural facilities, and waste water treatment plants. Due to their frequent use in outdoor locations, these tubes are typically made from a woven polypropylene or polyester material that has been UV stabilized for extended outdoor use.
Sludge Tube Specifications
The sludge tube has several different specifications that help to equip the unit for use in WWT plants, mills, and lagoons. Typical specifications that you might find on this tube includes:
- Typical Lengths: 50 to 200 feet
- Circumferences: 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 or 90 feet
- Filling Ports: Number dependant on the length and volume of your tube, but typically is either one, two, or three ports that have been spaced evenly along the tube.
- Material Options: Woven Polypropylene or Woven Polyester
The hanging bag is typically used to help customers test their dewatering process and help determine the fabric and pore size required for your specific conditions. These bags are available upon request for an accurate assessment of your area conditions.
Sludge Tube Fill Capacity
The sludge dewatering tube is typically filled with your slurry mixture until that bag reaches approximately 85 percent of its fill capacity. After this point has been reached, bags are given time to consolidate. Once settled, bags are filled again. This process continues until the bag has filled to 85 percent of its capacity.
After the bag has reached 85 percent of its filled capacity, it can then be placed inside a dump truck or other transportation vehicle and moved to its disposal location. Depending on the type of sediment you are dewatering, this dewatered sediment has often been used as fill, compost, and various other beneficial product uses.
Learn more about a Dewatering Bag.