PET Bottle Manufacturing Plant
Product: Geotube® Dewatering Technology
Application: Light Industrial
The manufacturing processes at a PET bottle plant generated solids that exceeded the capacity of its on-site lagoons.
Geotube® dewatering technology was implemented as an in-line process to eliminate solids going into the lagoons [photo 2]. The company built a dewatering cell with a concrete slab, perimeter drainage channels, and aggregate as drainage media [photo 3].
The Geotube® dewatering technology successfully removed all solids from the process waste. [Comparison before treatment and after is shown in photo 4.] The resulting effluent was able to be released without any further treatment. This new in-line process ultimately allowed for the manufacturing plant to expand its capacity.