Industrial

A dredging contractor was contracted to dredge the sediment from a Delaware based chemical plant's wastewater settling pond.  The pond residual was to be dewatered wtih a belt press.

A pond  in Tennessee had accumulated silt over time which needed to be removed.  The objective was to economically remove the silt and dewater it for subsequent usage on the site.

This shipping canal in Illinois had accumulated contaminated oil sediments from a decommissioned refining facility. A pilot study was initiated to evaluate performance of hydraulic dredging and subsequent Geotube® dewatering of the sediment. Over an 8 day period 400 linear feet of Geotube® was pulse filled to capacity. WaterSolve, LLC provided the tubes, polymer, make-down equipment, and technical service to perform this study.

This landfill had a settling pond in need of sediment removal. Geotube® technology was selected to dewater the sediment for hauling and disposal into the landfill. Facility managers selected the proposal for the cost effectiveness and timely removal. They plan to repeat the process in the near future.

This Potato processor has a methane digester to generate electric and heat from the potato peels. Geotube® containers are being used to dewater the digested residual being pumped out of the digester.

This industrial site was required to pump 250-gpm of water non-stop from a well on site. Caustic was added to raise the pH of the water from 4.6 exiting the well to 6.5 when it entered a waterway. This caused metals to precipitate and release into the waterway. A Geotube ® dewatering system has successfully captured the metals to put this industrial site in compliance and avoid violations to the discharge regulations.

WaterSolve was contracted to help develop a process that would filter out the ash residuals from the waste to energy facility.  This eliminated the need for 20 temporary water storage tanks. The facility realized immediate improvements from this process.

WaterSolve was tasked to remove sediment from 2 ponds owned by a homeowners association. Mechanical excavating near homes was not an option, so divers were subcontracted to go into pond and harvest the sediment. The customers was very happy with results and offered to be a reference in the future.

Brine evaporation ponds that collected reverse osmosis water generated from an industrial plant in Arizona needed to cleaned out. Geotube® dewatering containers were chosen to consolidate the 35,000 cubic yards of pond residual. WaterSolve, LLC provided the equipment, polymer, Geotube® containers, and technical support of this project.

WaterSolve, LLC  was tasked to perform a pilot study at the automotive facility in Mexico. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of dewatering aerobic digester sludge using Geotube® MDS containers.

Thirty years of process water entering a 5 acre pond resulted in a serious 3 to 10 foot buildup of solids at this refinery.  Plant operators needed a process of removing the residual that would not damage the integrity of the banks of the pond or the liner.

A Wisconsin chemical processing plant had wastewater residual accumulating in the bottom of one of their storage tanks. They wanted to dewater the residual on site and dispose of the solids to a nearby landfill.

An industrial wastewater treatment system consisting of 4 ponds was outdated and no longer in service. The state of Indiana required they be decommissioned. WaterSolve LLC was contracted to remove the residual from the ponds using Geotube® technology to dewater the solids for subsequent hauling to a landfill.

This natural gas compressor station used hydro-excavation methods to remove soil and debris from underground utilities and expose the pipelines. The residual collected was then pumped and dewatered in Geotube® containers.

The operators at this refineries wastewater plant were rapidly running out of room in the settling pond. A dredge was pumping material to a centrifuge and production was not keeping up with the loading of the pond. The objective was to speed up the process and quickly get more space in the pond so they wouldn’t have to stop production in the refinery.  

This steel mill in Iowa chose to dewater the residual in their settling pond with Geotubes. A dredge pumped the material at 650-gpm through a 6 inch pipeline while two polymers were injected to flocculate the solids prior to entering the tubes.

This paint manufacturing facility was incurring huge costs for an outside firm to pickup and process their water based residuals. These residuals were from washing barrels and cleaning the plant. The plant managers felt costs needed to be cut in this area and sought technology to do so. WaterSolve, LLC was contacted to determine if Geotube® dewatering technology could provide an on-site process that would save time and money. A sample of the residuals was sent to the WaterSolve lab where testing proved it a viable option. A pilot study was performed on site verify the dewatering would work and the costs savings were achievable. The plant has now implemented the technology as a standard practice and enjoys the money saved as a result.

A chemical manufacturing and oil refining plant in Illinois was expanding capacity and the wastewater treatment plant residual storage was not keeping up with the output. Facility managers selected Geotube® technology to dewater the residuals in a cost effective and efficient manner. WaterSolve, LLC performed a dewatering trial and selected Solve 9233 emulsion polymer to flocculate the residuals. 2,000 linear ft of Geotube® containers was used to catch up with the output.

This glue manufacturing plant in Illinois needed to dewater residuals from the wastewater storage pond and haul them to a landfill. The characteristics of the glue caused problems for mechanical dewatering equipment. WaterSolve, LLC did some testing on site as well as in the lab and determined the residual could be dewatered with a Geotube® and the proper chemistry. A pilot study was performed the summer of 2009. The material dewatered fine and 24% dry wt solids were achieved by the fall. They now plan to repeat the process as a standard practice.