The Geotube® MDS (Mobile Dewatering System) solution placed in a standard metal containers was used effectively for sludge dewatering at an industrial wastewater treatment plant. It restored the optimum levels of matter in the system while promoting a significant reduction in the volume of sludge to be disposed of.
TenCate Geotube® dewatering technology allows the continue of sludge dewatering in a WWTP during periods of maintenance and/or breakdown of traditional mechanical equipment and also solves problems of sludge volumes above the installed treatment capacity.
Solid accumulation in biological reactors creates various problems in wastewater treatment systems. The TenCate Geotube® solution with TenCate Nicolon® low density impermeable geomembrane enables rapid and effective action to remove and dewater accumulated solids.
TenCate Geotube® technology makes better use of existing drying beds at many wastewater treatment plants. The Geotube® unit, applied over the drying bed filter , provides a second filter layer and allows triple the height of sludge stored in each drying bed. This increases sludge consolidation time and allows significant economic savings in sludge transportation to final destination.
Geotube® MDS® units are built to fit on standard open top steel containers. It simplify the control water coming out from the system and make easier the removal and transport of sludge to a final destination. This Geotube® type allows the dewatering of material with high moisture at a waste management plant arrival.
The cleaning up and maintenance of body equipment’s in wastewater treatment plants is a recurrent need due to the enormous wear and tear that is daily exposed. Geotube® technology was successful applied to confine, store and dewater the sediments that had to be removed from a biological reactor. The ease and speed application advantages of Geotube® solution ensures high efficiency in this type of operation.
TenCate Geotube® sludge dewatering technology had been applied in a WWTP in order to solve the high solids concentration present in the system. Due to the good results achieved in the sludge dewatering by the Geotube® system, the WWTP managers decided to extend the dewatering platform and apply a new Geotube® unit, continuing the excellent work done so far.
Geotube® technology was the solution implemented in an urban Wastewater Treatment Plant to respond to the significant increase in the sludge volume that inflew in the wastewater treatment process during the hottest months in Portugal. Geosin supplies and supervises the implementation of the global solution, from materials dedicated to soil sealing to the sludge dewatering technique. This technique allows the sludge confinemnet and storage at the same time.
As an immediate solution to the problem of heavy vehicles access to a WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant), needed for the transport of dewatered sludge, TenCate Geotube® sludge dewatering technology was the solution! Beside dewatering function, confinement and temporary storage simultaneously can be also assured by Geotube® system. It allows continuity of the current dewatering operation until the moment that ideal access conditions of these vehicles to the WWTP have been restored.
Geotube® MDS® solution is designed for smaller applications and/or small areas. A Geotube® MDS® unit of 9.8m3 capacity, dimensioned for standard containers, allowed the dewatering of 200 m3 of sludge produced in the wastewater treatment process of a textile dyeing industry. Geotube® solution assures an high reduction of the sludge volume (95%) to be managed and allows the WWTP to carry out this operation only once an year.