Silt Control Articles

  • Vanier Park ArmorFlex Boat Launch - Case Study

    A dock replacement and boat launch upgrade were in order for Vancouver’s scenic and popular Vanier Park. The City wanted a long-term solution that would extend the launch and resist the kind of deterioration that befell the previous precast concrete launch. Challenge The two main challenges for the project were a tight construction schedule (four week maximum) and the need ...


    By Nilex

  • Silt Fence installation efficacy: definitive research calls for toughening specifications and introducing new technology

    Introduction: Silt fence is a joke on many construction sites. It is often seen just blowing in the wind, or sagging and broken down. Some specifiers won’t utilize silt fence on their sites because it is too often installed improperly, and not maintained. Yet, the need for effective on-site sediment control has never been greater. Sediment-laden runoff has been shown to result in the loss ...


    By L & M Supply Company

  • Optimization of the coagulation–flocculation process for the removal of natural organic matter fractions present in drinking water sources

    We used an experimental design to determine the best coagulation–flocculation mechanism and the optimal operating conditions for the maximum removal of the natural organic matter fractions (hydrophobic acid (HPOA) and hydrophilic neutral (HPIN)), which are the main factors responsible for irreversible membrane fouling and the generation of disinfection by-products (DBPs). Charge neutralization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • TURBIDITY BARRIER ULTIMATE GUIDE

    TURBIDITY BARRIER ULTIMATE GUIDE Definition Floating turbidity barriers (a.k.a. silt curtains, silt boom, sediment curtain) are a temporary in-water sediment barrier consisting of a continuous geotextile fabric curtain suspended from a flotation device on the water surface and held in ...

  • Customer comparison of Rotomite-6000 to competitive products-case study

    Crisafulli Sales Engineer's field report (May 2003) The Rotomite-6000 was a pleasure to operate. We dredged bottom ash and silt. The Rotomite Cobra Cutterhead's down pressure and articulation capabilities make the Rotomite-6000 effective against crusted sludge. The Customer had an unsatisfactory experience with a competitor's dredge, which they had rented the prior year: the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • P. W. Gillibrand - sand & gravel producer, Crisafulli Automated Remote Controlled FLUMP System-case study

    Customer: P. W. Gillibrand. Contact: Tom Robertson Type of Facility: Sand & gravel producer P.W. Gillibrand owns and operates an Automated Radio Remote Controlled FLUMP™ Sludge Removal System manufactured by SRS Crisafulli. The dredge is used primarily in the manual mode as the duty cycle duration required was not nearly ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • The Nitty-Gritty of Dust Control

    Landfill owners and operators spend a lot of time focusing on containment: containment of waste; containment of leachate; containment of gas, litter, and odors. Quite often, containment of dust ranks near the bottom of the list. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of dust control. ...


    By Blue Ridge Services, Inc.

  • Power Plant Improves Operating Efficiency with Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge A large chemical manufacture was challenged with boiler tube failures in its power plant, resulting in costly repairs and down time. The boiler tube failures were a result of the incoming water quality to the power plant. Until recently, the boiler make-up water was treated with a combination of carbon media filtration and softening. As a result less than 50% of condensate was ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • SRS Crisafulli, Inc. ships a shallow draft dredge to Manila, Philippines to ring in 2013

    After a year of close collaboration with the customer, SRS Crisafulli’s versatile resources in both engineering and manufacturing resulted in shipment of a Rotomite SD-110 shallow draft dredge to Maynilad Water Service in the Philippines. Three Philippine firms played key roles to close the deal – i.e., Maynilad Water Services, a private water and ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Biofilter

    Biofiltration is a pollution control technique using living material to capture and biologically degrade process pollutants. Common uses include processing waste water, capturing harmful chemicals or silt ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SRS Crisafulli Explores Dredging and Hydropower

    SRS Crisafulli Explores Dredging and Hydropower Energy production and consumption worldwide is influenced by many factors.  Resource availability, economic activity, population growth and environmental ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Confined disposal facilities: History and trends

    ABSTRACT Confined disposal facilities with filter layers have been used for disposal of dredged sediments for decades. Recent assessment of the environmental risk of contaminants in sediments has resulted in the use of lined confined disposal facilities. A case history outlines a contaminated sediment disposal facility designed with geosynthetics. Trends indicate more stringent requirements for ...


    By CETCO

  • Gaviota pass steep slope, Santa Barbara County, California

    Faced with repair of a severely eroded steep section of pipeline right-of-way on the California coast, engineers determined that GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System was the only system capable of providing a cost-effective and appropriate solution. With a total slope length of 500 feet, a severe pitch of 1:1 and bare rock slope faces, four inch deep GEOWEB was installed in order to “perch” soils ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The safe use of cationic flocculants with reverse osmosis membranes

    Abstract Flocculants are used in combination with coagulants to agglomerate suspended particles for removal by filtration. This technique is used extensively in all types of surface waters to reduce the silt density index (SDI) and minimise membrane fouling. Although organic cationic flocculants are particularly effective, their widespread use in membrane applications is limited ...

  • Relationships between benthic sediments and water column Phosphorus in Illinois streams

    Received for publication February 19, 2008. Sediments can be important in regulating stream water P concentrations, and this has implications for establishing nutrient standards that have not been fully investigated. We evaluated abiotic and biotic processes to better understand the role of sediments in determining stream water dissolved P concentrations. Sediment and stream water samples were ...

  • Identifying Influencing Factors on Paved Roads Silt Loading

    The factors that influence the increase or decrease of silt loadings on paved roadways have not been fully quantitatively investigated. They were identified in this study based on the quarterly silt loading sampling data collected from 20 sites by the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management in Southern Nevada for the period from 2000 to 2003. The silt loading and ...

  • MSC a biologically oriented approach

    The effective filtration of source water is a prerequisite for water treatment in numerous industrial and agricultural applications. Obviously the purpose of filtration is to remove particles or “solids” from the inflowing water stream. Usually filtration efficiency is measured by various standard tests such as turbidity (NTU), total suspended solids (TSS), silt density index (SDI) and particle ...

  • Aerobic microbial transformations of pipe and silt trap sediments from combined sewers

    ABSTRACTOrganic matter in sediments from pipes and silt traps in combined sewers was divided into fractions with different settling velocities. Biodegradability of organic matter for these fractions was characterised based on results from a conceptual model of aerobic transformations of resuspended sediments calibrated on oxygen utilisation rates. Pipe sediments as well as silt trap sediments ...


    By IWA Publishing

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