Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Open

Product by Category > Dewatering > ProTube Dewatering Tubes


Highlights

  • Custom Fabrication To Suit The Application
  • High Strength Factory Seam Strength
  • High-flow Geotextile for Ultra-efficient Dewatering

General Information

The use of geotextiles fabricated into large bags or tubes for the containment of materials (generally sand) to form engineering structures in marine environments was largely 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.

Product Information

The Global Synthetics ProTube is made from a specially constructed geotextile that has excellent tensile strengths and filtration characteristics suitable for the manufacture of dewatering tubes and for the dewatering of a range of sludge materials.

Dewatering of sludge material using the ProTube product works by:

Containing the fine grained sludge material within the unique weave of the Global Synthetics ProTube geotextile.

Dewatering of the excess water through the specially constructed pores of the Global Synthetics ProTube geotextile.

There is significant volume reduction of the sludge material which allows for repeated filling of the ProTube product in many cases. Consolidation occurs after the final cycle of filling and dewatering. The fine grained solids contained within the ProTube product continue to consolidate through desiccation with residual water vapour continuing to escape through the geotextile pores. This results in the most effective residue state for final disposal of the waste.

ProTube allows for effective high volume containment with efficient dewatering and volume reduction. The ProTube product offers users cost savings in disposal costs and the ability to on-site manage waste generated with no special equipment requirements



Case Study

ProTube® – Winmalee Dewatering

Winmalee Sewage Treatment Plant is a waste water treatment facility located on the western outskirts of Sydney, NSW, Australia. The plant is located in an environmentally sensitive area and is located on an escarpment, near the town of Winmalee, NSW.

View More Case Studies


Show More Images

Latest Posts

May 7th, 2019

How does ProTank® offer a low cost solution for storm water runoff?

What is Protank®? ProTank is a unique modular subsurface drainage system designed to collect water at its source. ProTank has the flexibility to infiltrate, attenuate, detain or harvest water for...

Read More
April 10th, 2019

Controlling Erosion on Landfill Sites

Townsville Council in northern Queensland is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for its precinct, by placing importance on the protection and enhancement of its unique, natural and built...

Read More
March 26th, 2019

How Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMS) Can Cut Projects Costs in Half

During an upgrade of the Hume Highway the consortium tasked for the design and construction of this project encountered a number of environmentally sensitive areas through which clean water open...

Read More
March 20th, 2019

13th ANZ Conference on Geomechanics

1-3 April Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Global Synthetics is proud to be gold sponsor of this conference.   The conference has a diverse range of themes including: Foundations and...

Read More


If you would like further information
about any of our products please

Contact Us
Contact Us