sediment dredging Articles

  • Sediment Spill Monitoring from Dredging, using the SediMeter

    Strategies for sediment spill monitoring and siltation measurements. The SediMeter allows a gradual increase in the equipment investment as conditions merit, from a single stand-alone logger, to a real-time monitoring network in which all previously purchased equipment can be included. Sediment spill causing siltation gives rise to two separate environmental problems: A suspended sediment plume ...


    By Lindorm, 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

  • Mechanical Dredging Vs. Biological Dredging

    For many years, mechanical dredging has been the solution for dying ponds, lakes, retention basins, and rivers. Dredging removes sediment, some excess nutrients, pollutants and organic matter. By increasing the depth in this way, weed growth is discouraged, water temperature lowered and oxygen levels may be increased. Although mechanical dredging can help in these ways, it only solves part of the ...

  • Lake dredge

    Final Dredge Effluent Polishing with CESF Treatment using ChitoVan Chitosan Lactate Hosting over 400 different species of plant, bird, fish, reptiles and amphibians, Burnaby Lake is the most ecologically valuable resources in the Vancouver, BC area. Over the course of many years of nearby development the lake had become filled with a substantial amount of sediment. To protect and enhance the ...


    By Dungeness Environmental

  • Dredging contaminated sediments at an active impact range: an ordnance avoidance success

    At Eagle River Flats, the challenge was to remediate the white phosphorous but leave the UXO (unexploded ordnance) behind. The solution was a dredge system that can withstand a big bang. Eagle River Flats, an estuarine salt marsh located at Fort Richardson in Alaska, has been used by the armed forces for over 50 years as an artillery impact area. During the 1980's, thousands of dead and dying ...

  • Overview of dredging concept, including automated dredging, with liquid waste technology dredges

    The RUNT Model RCLPEF, an electrically powered remote controlled dredge, is designed to remove sediments from the bottom of waterways, ponds, and settling lagoons. In situ solids are excavated and transported as a slurry through a piping system to a remote location. Foam filled, steel pontoons provide the necessary flotation to support the machinery and equipment in the waterway. Principal ...

  • Dredging the Hudson River

    Dredging the Hudson River SRS Crisafulli follows the activities of our larger corporate cousins tackling tough environmental remediation dredging projects.  One of the toughest is the Hudson River EPA PCB GE cleanup. Watch ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredging for Gold in Remote Places

    By Dave Stoltenberg, Dredge Rental Specialist with SRS Crisafulli From Alaska to West Africa, SRS Crisafulli dredging experts are busy installing dredges and training operations personnel at producing gold mines.  Nearly all operating mines have overflow lagoons and impoundments for the collection of particulates, overflow mud, and tailings.  Typically ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Bioremediation Technologies for Marine Sediments

      USA – Baltic International Symposium on Advances in Marine Environmental Research, Monitoring and Technologies. Klaipeda, Lithuania. June 15-17, 2004 Global commerce relies heavily on waterborne transportation. Innovative, economical and environmentally sound ways to manage ...


  • Minergy GFT Supplemental Sediment

    The purpose of the Study is to evaluate the economic and technical feasibility of melting PCB contaminated river sediments in a glass furnace. The Glass Furnace Technology (GFT) was developed by Minergy. Minergy originally developed vitrification technologies to process wastewater sludge into glass aggregate that could be sold as a commercial product. The technology was evaluated during a U.S. ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • Dredging the Hunsingo canal with Geotube - Case Study

    The Challenge The Hunsingo canal is situated in the northern part of Holland in the province Groningen. The canal had to be dredged because the water depth was not sufficient for the ships coming through and the regulations with regard to the water-balance in the region. A part of the canal is flowing through the centres of two village's, Zoutkamp and Ulrum. In these areas there ...

  • How Marinas Benefit From Scheduled Dredging

    Scheduled dredging enables marina owners to increase their profits and minimize their environmental impact. The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance and value of scheduled dredging for marinas. Maintaining adequate water depths in each boat slip and on approaches to marinas at low tide is essential to attract and keep the largest yachts in the regional ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Mapping sediment thickness case study

    Polk County, Florida Bathymetric and sub-bottom surveys were conducted within a clay settling pond at a Phosphate mine in Central Florida. Prior to the geophysical survey, a depression or slump had formed along the northern dam of the pond. The purpose of the study was to map various sediment layers within the pond to help determine if the depressions or slumps were related to sinkhole ...


    By GeoView, 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.

  • Proactive Dredging: A Little Now or a Lot Later

    By Isaiah Helm, Applications Engineer, SRS Crisafulli If public works departments had a list of fun things to do, dredging sediment out of holding ponds would not be on it.  It’s like cleaning the shower in your bathroom.  Whether you make ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

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