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Lagoon Sludge Removal Tubes

Sludge Tubes

Lagoon sludge removal tubes are an important part of removing sediment, debris, and other material from the bottom of lakes, rivers, and harbors. Specially engineered textile keep fine solids inside sludge tubes, allowing clean water to flow through the durable fabric. Use lagoon sludge dewatering in Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP's), agricultural ponds, for dredging, and more. Stay in compliance, use our sludge tube with high volume and low cost for your sludge removal solution. Speak with one of our specialists to find out more about available sizes to meet your site needs.

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Sludge Removal Tube Features

    lagoon sludge removal tubes
  • Woven Geotextile Material
  • UV Stabilized Length: Up to 200 ft.
  • Circumference: Up to 120 ft.
  • Effectively Filters out Sludge, Silt, Sediment, and Waste
  • Easy Removal and Disposal of Solids
  • Reliable in All Weather Conditions

Sludge Removal Tubes Benefits

  • Designed for Large or Small Sludge Removal Projects
  • High Strength Woven Geotextile Fabrics
  • Large Sizes Available
  • Cost Effective and Low Maintenance
  • Reduces Risks in Operational Safety
  • Efficient, Versatile and Environmental Friendly

Sludge Removal Tube Specifications

Property Value Additional Notes
Length 22', 50', 57', and 100' Other Lengths by Special Order
Circumference 22.5', 30', 45', 60', 120' -
Filling Port Spacing 1 - 3 ports Average One Port Every 50' of Length

*Custom sizing also available.

Sludge Removal Tube Capacity

Size Per Tube (Circumference) Tube Volume(Cy/Tube) Silts & Organics Tube Volume(Cy/Tube) Sand & Minerals
22.5 ft. 20 - 25 20 - 25
30 ft. 99 85
45 ft. 204 172
45 ft. 367 309
60 ft. 553 464
120 ft. 1460 1185

Sludge Dewatering Tubes Construction and Filtration

sludge dewatering tubeLagoon sludge dewatering tubes are specially engineered to allow large amounts of sludge and silt to be removed. Sludge removal tubes are created with high-strength, quality-seaming for an efficient and environmentally friendly solution for dewatering. Designed to help you contain and dewater sludge in excess of 50%, these sludge dewatering tubes make the process more cost-effective than belt presses or other methods of dewatering. Our sludge tubes are available in a variety of sizes for large-scale or smaller applications.

Lagoon sludge tubes work best when filled to 85% capacity with sludge and sediment, then allowed to consolidate. Once consolidation has taken place, refill and continue the cycle until the solids reach 85% capacity. Leave dewatering tubes in place for extended periods to achieve best results. After the sludge removal process is complete, remove and transport to an off-site location or use as fill or compost.

Sludge Dewatering Tube Runoff

Depending on your location for lagoon sludge dewatering, filtered runoff from sludge tubes are directed to several possible locations.

two dewatering bags in use
  • Reservoirs or Retention Areas: A common method of directing filtered water is to use designated reservoir or retention areas. This is done by using berms and sludge tube placement.
  • Back into the Lagoon: If you will be filtering next to your lagoon, another common method is to direct the water back into the lagoon. Place a ground liner or berm underneath sludge tubes during any sludge removal project, to help direct water to its intended location.
  • Inside Dump Containers: Depending on the size of your lagoon sludge dewatering project, sludge tubes can be placed directly into a large dump truck or container. Water is drained from these containers into desired areas.

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If you have questions about geotextile tubes, give us a call at 1-863-261-8388 or request a price quote.