Geotube® Technology For Aquaculture Waste

Geotube® dewatering technology is a effective and efficient waste removal solution for many types of aquaculture waste. Geotube® technology is ideal for waste from lagoons, retention ponds, and filters, but can also be used for cage waste removal, benthic table waste cleanup, recirculation waste removal for hatcheries and grow out, and processing plant waste.

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Geotube® Dewatering for Aquaculture Waste Has Been Tested Extensively In Programs At:

  • North Carolina State University
  • Freshwater Institute
  • Mote Marine Aquaculture Park
  • Virginia Institute of Technology.

More importantly, Geotube® dewatering technology has been used in the field to handle aquaculture waste with great success. Read our Case Study on the use of Geotube® technology to manage waste at Chilean Fish Processing plant, which provided a low-cost solution for blood water waste.

Geotube® Technology Can Remove:

  • BOD
  • Suspended and Total Solids
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorous
  • Fats and Oils

Geotube® technology is now approved as a Best Management Practice for Aquaculture by the State of North Carolina. Geotube® dewatering technology works for fresh water of marine finfish, shrimp, and other aquatic species, and it simplifies the process for water recirculation, as the Geotube® retains more than 99% of suspended solids.

Geotube® dewatering technology reduces nutrient loading in filtrate, and can provide dewatering continuously or intermittently year-round in most climates. Once dewatered, the solids can be land-applied for nutrient enhancement, or secondary composted for soil production.

Interested in how the Geotube® can solve your sludge management challenges? Simply fill out this questionnaire.