Digester Sludge Dewatering Bags
Dewatering Sludge from a Digester
Question: Is there a digester sludge dewatering bag ? We would like to empty the digester and would like to know the size of the dewatering bags. What is the largest one you have? Also, how can we dispose of this bag? Can we dispose of it in a landfill?
Answer: Thank you for contacting GEI Works. Our USA-made Dewatering Bags come in a variety of sizes and two different fabric types. The sludge dewatering bag specifications include several standard sizes: 15'x10', 15'x15', 15'x20', or 15'x25'. You can choose between 8 oz or 10 oz nonwoven geotextile, depending on your requirements. The 8 oz is finer and collects smaller particles. Our biggest standard size is the 15'x25', but we can make a larger custom size if needed.
Digester Sludge Dewatering Bag Disposal
As for dewatering bag disposal, you can drop it off at a landfill as long as the material dewatered is not hazardous. Dewatering bags are biodegradable. The lifting is the hard part. After the water has been released, you will probably need to use machinery to lift the sludge bag into a dumpster or truck for removal. We can offer a geotextile dewatering filter bag that is made to fit into a dumpster for easy disposal.
If you are particularly concerned about disposal, another option you could consider is placing the digester sludge dewatering bag directly into a dumpster, dump truck, or transportation container while it is in use. These containers, often equipped with drains, can store the dewatering filter bag while it is in the dewatering process, allowing the water to drain out and the solids to stay in the bag. After the dewatering process has been completed, the filled sludge bag and materials can be moved to proper disposal sites.
Our dewatering bags are made in the USA. Learn more about our Dewatering Bags and Silt Filtration Products.