What’ll They Think of Next? Dewatering Contaminated Slurries Using Geotextile Tubes

by Shobha K Bhatia, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY., skbhatia@syr.edu,
Gregg Lebste, Owner and president of WaterSolve, LLC in Grand Rapids, MI., greggl@gowatersolve.com,
Mahmoud Khachan, Ph.D., (A.M.ASCE), Geotechnical engineer with Schnabel Engineering DC in Washington, DC., mkhachan@schnabeldc.com,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2021, Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pg. 56-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Sediment must be dredged from the bottom of waterbodies to maintain their capacity and navigability. Dredging, by its nature, involves the removal of highwater-content slurries and also helps preserve waterbody ecosystems through a combination of volume and contaminant reduction. The remedial aspect of this process encompasses first separating the water and solids, then containing those fractions, followed by their recirculation or treatment.

Subject Headings: Dewatering | Pollution | Sludge | Geosynthetics

 

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