Environmental Dewatering

Fish Processing Plant, Puerto Monte, Chile

At a fish processing plant, Geotube® dewatering technology was used to manage bloodwater wastes.  The waste stream contained blood, lipids, and other organic solids.  A Geotube® unit was set up as part of the plant operation to capture the solid material. This allowed the plant to eliminate an open pit containing the wastes. These wastes were transferred to a homogenization tank, where they were mixed with a simple, inexpensive polymer solution that caused the solids to bond together. The waste stream was then pumped into the Geotube® container, where the solids were captured and the water drained off.

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