PROJECT: Removing silt, organics, human waste, and garbage from Gold Horn River
LOCATION: Istanbul, Turkey
DREDGE: IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge
A contractor had the opportunity to utilize the GeoPool during the remediation of the Golden Horn River located in Istanbul Turkey. The project initially utilized a mechanical dewatering system to manage the dredging slurry. However, the mechanical system could not handle the fine particles in the effluent. Fine organic particles remaining in the water produced a black effluent discharge. The sediment dredged from the river was a fine silt material impacted by high organic waste and debris. The GeoPool technology was deployed to replace the mechanical dewatering system.
The non-organics in the spoil tended to settle on the inside surface of the pool, blocking the filters.
This version also included a more efficient, higher volume Dump Door design for releasing bulk water. The system developed included individually controlled, multi-opening, high-volume Dump Doors. A total of 10,000 plus cubic meters of material was dewatered on the project.