Specialty textiles fabricated into large bags or tubes for the containment of materials (generally sand) to form engineering structures in marine environments. They were developed in the USA in the late 1980's. The technology has developed such that these systems are a well accepted engineering methodology that provides a unique and cost-effective solution to engineering problems in a marine environment.
In more recent times the use of such products has been extended to include the effective dewatering of sludge from a range of industrial processes. The use of such products provides a very innovative, efficient and economical alternative to the dewatering of sludge over more traditional methods.
The use of the Global Synthetics ProTube works effectively by: