AMORAS – Silt Treatment Facility of Tomorrow (VIDEO)
Jan De Nul Group, a family-owned Belgian company with the financial headquarters in Luxembourg, has released a video about the AMORAS project.
AMORAS is an acronym that stands for ‘Antwerpse Mechanische Ontwatering, Recyclage en Applicatie van Slib’ (Antwerp Mechanical Dewatering, Recycling and Application of Sludge).
This program offers a sustainable and long-term solution for treating and storing maintenance dredging material from the Port of Antwerp.
Under the project the sand in the maintenance dredging material is separated via hydrocyclones and recovered.
The remaining fine silt fraction is mechanically dewatered with membrane chamber filter presses. The filtrate water is purified in a water purification installation before being discharged in the docks. The pressed filter cakes are stored under controlled conditions in a new storage site to be set up in the port area.
Nonetheless, the aim is for these filter cakes to be redeployed for waste upgrading purposes.