TenCate Geotube®

Proven technology 

With over 25 years of experience in woven and non-woven materials, and TenCate Geotube® production facilities located in the USA, Asia and the Netherlands and Sales offices throughout Europe, a local TenCate Geotube® team can provide you with services in design assistance, custom fabrication, installation assistance, and project specific testing. TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology is used for marine remediation, mining and mineral processing, power and utility, pulp and paper, municipal, light industrial, agriculture, and aquaculture applications.

TenCate Geotube® dewatering system is the preferred solution:

  • for the clean-out of (contaminated) lagoons
  • for remediation of contaminated rivers, lakes and other waterways
  • as a flexible low cost back-up facility during brake down or maintenance of conventional solid-liquid separation presses
  • in drying bed technology to handle seasonal fluctuations or a structural capacity increase at public waste water treatment plants
  • to reduce sludge transport cost of agricultural, sand filter back wash and biodigester sludges.

Dewatering is achieved by using a high strength woven fabric with very unique filtration and retention properties. Invented in the Netherlands in the late nineties and applied in thousands of projects ever since, TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology adds to the expediency of a project because it can take place on site and without interruption to industrial or another processes.

Solids Containment

During containment of fine grain sludge, hazardous contaminated material, or waste water sludges, TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology allows high volumes of effluent water through small pores in the high strength tube. The result is effective dewatering and efficient volume reduction of the contained material. The run-off water can be reused or returned to native waterways. Once the repeated process of containment and dewatering has finished its final cycle, the retained sediments in the TenCate Geotube® system continue to consolidate by desiccation, which allows residual water vapor to escape through the small pores of the fabric. The captured solids in the TenCate Geotube® container can now be disposed of properly. 

By providing effective high volume containment, TenCate Geotube®  dewatering technology and solutions are a cost effective and efficient alternative to traditional methods. Our technology and solutions are environmentally safe and have minimum impact on the environment while providing a beneficial use for dredge material.  

TenCate Geotube® - Material photo