Triton® Geotextile Tubes

Geotextile tube systems are among the newest solutions for sediment dewatering and containment. These systems offer an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to conventional remediation and civil engineering projects including:

  • Dewatering and containment of fine-grained, silty materials
  • Dewatering and containment of mining and industrial waste, sewage sludge and contaminated waste
  • Dredging and erosion control

Triton® Geotextile Tubes are stronger and more durable than tubes made from conventional woven fabrics. They’re manufactured from a high-tenacity polyester yarn using a weft insertion knitting (WIK) process, which prevents the yarns from becoming crimped. The yarns achieve full tensile strength when subjected to loads without the constricting deformations common to conventionally woven products. As a result, Triton Geotextile Tubes maintain their high flow rates even under high stresses associated with geotextile tube filling procedures.

Because WIK fabrics incorporate a lightweight, nonwoven geotextile backing, Triton Geotextile Tubes can contain even fine-grained, highly organic materials; effluents with less than 50 ppm total suspended solids (TSS) are not uncommon. Runoff from these tubes can generally comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations.

Geotextile tube systems are among the newest solutions for sediment dewatering and containment.

Field tests and experience have also shown that Triton Geotextile Tubes are effective at dewatering a wide range of fine-grained sludge materials.

Triton® Geotextile Tubes

Research and field experience have demonstrated that due to the WIK process, flow rates for Triton Geotextile Tube fabrics remain constant even under peak tensile loadings. Consistent high flow rates result in faster dewatering and reduced labor requirements on-site. Field tests and experience have also shown that Triton Geotextile Tubes are effective at dewatering a wide range of fine-grained sludge materials.

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