Product: Geotube® Dewatering Technology
Application: Light Industrial
A chemical plant needed to dewater the residuals from their adhesive production process. The waste material contained inorganic compounds and was too abrasive to run effectively on a belt press. Plus, the available space for dewatering was also limited.
Geotube® dewatering containers were custom-sized to fit into the available space [photos 1-2]. The waste material was matched to specially formulated polymers to maximize dewatering efficiency. During the process, a Go-Devil was used to agitate the sludge basin [photo 3]. The sludge was in situ at 12.75%. As the dewatering occurred, the resulting effluent was recirculated to the equalization basin.
After one week, the containers were cut open and 1,065 tons of dewatered solids were removed without disrupting plant operations [photo 5].
The chemical plant experienced a 38% cost savings by using Geotube® Dewatering Technology over the belt press method. And their savings in disposal costs reached 40%.