Water and Wastewater Treatment for Applications Large and Small

TenCate Geotube® industrial fabrics deliver solutions for municipal applications.  From our complete product line for the dewatering market, we offer materials that pump sludge from the sewage treatment plants’ digesters and lagoons. TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology has been used in water and wastewater treatment applications including lagoon, tank, and digester cleanouts.  It can provide dewatering and containment in one operation, with 85% to 90% reduction of BOD in the effluent. 

In the past, these sewage treatment facilities became inefficient due to digesters and lagoons overflowing with sewage sludge past the safe operating levels.  Heavy equipment was used for dewatering before any sludge could be removed.  With the use of TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology, the sludge can now be directly pumped from the digesters and lagoons.  Because TenCate Geotube® containers are permeable, efficient dewatering can occur while fine grain solids are contained.  Most of the time, the dewatered effluent is clear and safe enough to be returned to the plant.  The TenCate Geotube® product allows sewage treatment plants to continue operation, reduces the volume of sludge, and reduces the cost of disposal.

TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology can be used seasonally, with solids safely stored onsite between uses.  It works even with fine-grained sediments, and solids can be disposed of in a landfill or land applied.  It can also be a very effective way of handling septage, either at a private receiving station or a municipal site.

TenCate Geotube® units are available in sizes to fit drying beds.  There is also a unit designed to fit in a roll-off box (TenCate Geotube® MDS) for convenience.  Click here to download our TenCate Geotube® MDS brochure.

For additional information on the use of TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology for a Municipal application, please contact your TenCate Market Manager.  They will be glad to discuss your next dewatering project.