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Beneficial Reuse Processing Facility for Delaware River Dredged Material: Final Report
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|Title: ||Beneficial Reuse Processing Facility for Delaware River Dredged Material: Final Report|
|Authors: ||Cosaboon, Stephen|
|Keywords: ||Dredging spoil|
Silt -- Recycling
|Issue Date: ||23-May-2003 |
|Abstract: ||To keep the Delaware River navigable, excess sediment from the channel is dredged annually and the many docks and marinas dredge their approaches. Currently, almost all of the dredged material is dumped at sites along the river. Since this practice uses scarce desirable space, possibly harms the environment, and leaves a resource untapped, STS Engineers believe there is a better way. This dredged material could be suitable for many beneficial uses if it was processed and prepared properly. Through sedimentation, dewatering, and off-site material integration, dredged material can be made suitable for applications such as structural fill, topsoil, and environmental improvement.
STS Engineers accordingly proposes a beneficial reuse facility at the current USACE site at Pedricktown, N.J., to do the initial processing. The resulting products â primarily silt â would be sold directly when suitable or transported to the material integration site, where they would be prepared further by being mixed with other recycled materials like glass powder or composted organics. This new concept of recycling dredged material and integrating it with other wastes turns this project into a profitable enterprise â through tipping fees and sales â instead of a government-funded, no-return, operations and maintenance procedure.|
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