dredged material Articles

  • Dredging Abrasive Materials? Learn about SRS Crisafulli’s New Dredge

    The Rotomite-6000-C, SRS Crisafulli’s newest self-propelled dredge, broadens the Rotomite-6000’s capabilities to include removal of highly abrasive materials. The Rotomite-6000-C also increases the customer’s return on investment (ROI) by cutting sludge ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Rotomite-6000 contract dredging of various materials

    Customer: Georgia Dredging And Dewatering/Eco-Vac Type of Facility: Environmental Services & turnkey Dredging & Dewatering services Georgia Dredging and Dewatering developed out of the need to contact services other than those previously provided by vacuuming and jetting alone. David Grapengeter, President of ECO-VAC, Inc., and Jay Matthews teamed up to build a ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • New LWT system improves safety for workers dredging radioactive materials

    Problem: Cleanup crews wanted to dredge radioactive sludge from hazardous waste pits without releasing contaminants to the environment. Solution: A remote-control system encloses the radioactive material during dredging and keeps workers at a safe distance. The Weldon Springs, Mo. Superfund site and remedial action project has four pits containing low-level radioactive raffinate debris and ...

  • Dredging Short Courses

    By Eric Lillberg, SRS Crisafulli Senior Applications Engineer When I first started as an applications engineer for SRS Crisafulli, I searched for information on the subject of dredging. I was surprised to find there was very little non-commercial content available. I have since found a pair of short courses, offered annually by Texas ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredging and Shoreline Remediation

    Many situations can complicate a shoreline’s integrity.  These can range from flooding, hurricanes and man-made disasters and can even include aquatic harvesting and human recreation.  Making efforts to protect a shoreline from these intrusions helps protect economic and recreational interests.  Shoreline remediation is an investment in the overall economic and natural ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredge caustic and abrasive materials in South Korea-case study

    Customer: Zinc mining & processing facility, South Korea. Problem: How to remove 200,000 cubic meters of 325 mesh goethite (pH 2.2 - 2.5 range; sulfuric acid) from a lined pond with dimensions of 120m x 253m. Since the material had settled and was resting on the pond bottom, dredging was selected as the appropriate removal method. No standard acid-resistant dredge ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Recycling municipal sludge with portable dredges

    Policing the pit. With today's emphasis on resource recovery, even burdensome and seemingly worthless materials are becoming increasingly valuable. Take municipal sludge, for example. For sewage treatment facilities wrestling with the problem of sludge disposal, Liquid Waste Technology may have the answer. The New Richmond, Wisconsin, USA company manufactures dredges and lagoon pumping equipment ...

  • Case study - sand and gravel dredging

    Location: Kazan - Russia Year: 2012 Working context Sand and Gravel industry. Dredging in river Volga in Kazan, Russia The problem Find an equipment able to fit into the customer ship. Ability to move a high quantity of solid per hour at a variable working depth. Our ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Hydraulic Dredging: A cost effective solution for most dredging tasks

    The vast majority of dredging jobs require removal of solids to depths of 30 feet or less. Several features enable hydraulic dredges to be the solution of choice for these applications. First, what are hydraulic dredges and how do they compare with alternative mechanical dredge types? Hydraulic dredges create slurries, combinations of solids and water, pump the slurries to the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredged sludge filtration - case study

    YEAR: 2009 COUNTRY: BELGIUM N° and MACHINERY MODEL EMPLOYED: 12  GHT 2000.P19 MEM Diemme® Filtration In Antwerp Harbour, lots of sediment accumulates, equal to 600,000 tons of dry material, which caused a gradual decrease in depth with the consequent reduction in navigability. Since a few years ago, the ...

  • Need A Dredge For A Small, Difficult Application?

    SRS Crisafulli’s new shallow draft dredge, the Rotomite SD110, enables operators to dredge in small, shallow, confined areas in a minimum of 17 inches of water. This compact, self-propelled, steerable  machine can dredge just about anywhere without the use of cumbersome cabling. The SD110 is made entirely of aluminum, and is equipped with a hydraulic ram that puts a great amount ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Two stainless steel rotomite applications - dredging caustic and abrasive materials in South Korea and Venezuela

    Customer: Zinc mining & processing facility, South Korea. Problem: How  to remove 200,000m3 of 325 mesh goethite (pH 2.2 - 2.5 range; sulfuric acid) from a lined pond with dimensions of 120m x 253m. Since the material had settled and was resting on the pond bottom, dredging was selected as the appropriate removal method. No standard acid-resistant dredge was in ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Early Transfer and Development of the Mare Island Regional Dredged Material Disposal Facility (RDMDF)

    Project Scope Develop and operate a Regional Dredged Develop and operate a Regional Dredged Material Disposal Facility at Mare Island that: Material Disposal Facility at Mare Island that: - Provides a disposal facility for both clean and Provides a disposal facility for both clean and unsuitable dredged material for open water unsuitable dredged material for open water disposal disposal - ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Rotomite dredging iron mill scale-case study

    Crisafulli's Rotomite-6000. Dredging highly abrasive mill scale. Customer: The customer purchased its first SRS Crisafulli Rotomite, a Model 180P, in August 1997, and purchased its second Rotomite, a 6000 model, in the summer of 2007. Application and reason for dredging: The customer provides slag processing, metal recovery, material ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredging Q+A: Top 8 Questions Answered

    We strive to provide our customers with as much information as they need to make informed decisions about the dredging equipment they choose. So we compiled some of the questions (and answers!) asked most frequently for your quick review. Q: What kinds of dredges does SRS Crisafulli make? A: SRS Crisafulli produces hydraulic ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Four Major Benefits of Horizontal Hydraulic Auger Dredges

    Horizontal hydraulic auger dredging has been around for nearly 50 years, but remains the unknown stepchild of the dredging world. That may be changing as environmental dredging becomes more prominent. Horizontal hydraulic auger dredges are ideal for environmental projects for several reasons. First, horizontal hydraulic auger dredges are small. I know everybody wants bigger, but small has ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Characterising dredgeability of aggregate deposits for clamshell dredge

    The lack of metrics to assess clamshell formation dredgeability limits the ability of engineers to predict the dredgeability of compact material and increases the risks associated with clamshell selection. Work done and motor energy are possible dredgeability metrics that can be estimated using micro–processor based machine monitoring. The objective of this work was to test the hypotheses that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Experts’ Views of Horizontal Hydraulic Auger Dredging

    I attended the 42nd Texas A & M University dredging short course in January 2013. Despite the mountain of excellent information I gleaned from the course, I was disappointed that my dredging field wasn’t featured. Horizontal hydraulic auger dredging ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Case study - Dredge site testing PAHs in sediment

    The Grand Calumet River is a tributary located in Northwest Indiana, which flows into Lake Michigan. Years of industrial pollution caused by nearby steel mills, petro-chemical plants and oil refineries have contaminated the river with oil and other pollutants, which threaten human and ecological health in this watershed. The primary contaminants of concern are carcinogenic Polyaromatic ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Crisafulli’s rotomite-6000 dredging highly abrasive mill scale

    Customer: The customer purchased its first SRS Crisafulli Rotomite, a Model 180P, Serial #14123 in August 1997, and purchased its second SRS Crisafulli dredge, a Rotomite-6000, in the summer of 2007. Application & reason for dredging: The customer provides slag processing, metal recovery, materials handling, scrap management, surface conditioning (“scarfing”) and a wide ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

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