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How do you clean up 375,000 m3 of contaminated river sediment every year? - Case Study

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Boskalis Environmental, Lower Fox River, USA, environmental remediation

Did you know: Our membrane filter presses helped remediate more than 13 miles of contaminated riverbed in the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin, with each filter press capable of producing 18 tons of filter cake every hour. 

Environmental remediation is always an ambitious task. And the case of Lower Fox River in Wisconsin was no exception. To clean up contamination from PCBs, the dewatering stage alone demanded eight fully automated, cost-efficient membrane filter presses, each capable of producing 18 tons of filter cake every hour, over the course of 10 years.

The result? More than 13 miles of remediated riverbed, and a thriving ecosystem for future generations to enjoy.

It’s just one of countless challenges solved by ANDRITZ Separation – one of the leading separation technology specialists. With the broadest technology portfolio and more than 2,000 specialists in 40 countries, ANDRITZ Separation is a driving force in the evolution of separation technologies, services, and solutions. 

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