Product: Geotube® Dewatering Technology
Application: Mining & Mineral Processing
Location: Southeast United States
A processing plant in the Southeast U.S. had reached full capacity in all of its titanium dioxide waste lagoons. To continue operations, the waste materials had to be processed in a new way.
Geotube® dewatering technology provided the best solution for the plant. A large number of customized Geotube® containers (sized 60' circumference x 464' long) were installed as an inline process to maintain production and ensure environmental compliance [photo 1]. The units were designed to stack up to seven layers high, and they were nested among each other for stability [photo 2]. The stacking capability maximized capacity within a limited footprint.
Dewatered solids averaged 28-35%. Once the waste lagoon area is filled, it will be capped.