|How Geotextile containers work:
• Geotextile Containment: High strength permeable geotextiles with uniquely designed retention properties are fabricated into Geotextile containers that can be filled with fine grain sludge, hazardous contaminated soils, or dredged waste materials.
• Geotextile Tube Dewatering: Excess water drains from the Geotextile containers through the small pores in the geotextiles resulting in effective dewatering and efficient volume reduction of the contained material. This volume reduction allows for the repeated filling of the Geotextile container. In many cases the decanted water is of a quality that can be returned to native waterways or for reuse.
• Geotextile Tube Consolidation: After the final cycle of filling and dewatering, the retained fine grain materials can continue to consolidate by desiccation because the residual water vapor escapes through the geotextile.