Dewatering Container

The dewatering container (also drainage container, separation container) is used for sludge dewatering or transportation. Leiblein dewatering containers are low-cost solutions for dewatering of small loads of mineral sludge. The sludge drains to compact sludge, which can be transported in the container. The sludge can easily be dumped and comes off the geotextile without manual assistance.

Two types of dewatering containers manufactured by Leiblein GmbH are available. One type is a tilt-container for use with forklifts and the other a tipping trough for trucks. Both types allow easy filtering, dewatering and transportation of the sludge.


functional principle of a dewatering container

The dewatering container comprises a container and an inserted basket covered with geotextile. The liquid sludge is pumped from the top into the container. The particles are retained by the geotextile, whereas it lets the water pass and run off through an outlet.

The filling of the container can be done in batches or continuous processes. The filtrate can be disposed or fed back into the cycle.

Fields of Application

The main field of application of the dewatering container is the drainage of mineral sludge, as for example from stone cutting or grinding processes, on constructions sites, from truck wash, as well as diverse wash waters.

Further examples and applications can be found in our references:


Advantages of dewatering containers when compared with dumping basins / skip trailers:

  • compact sludge, better possibility of transport, no skimming of water necessary, fewer personnel requirements
  • less volume, less disposal trips, lower disposal costs
  • better dewatering – less water loss/ lower water costs

Advantages when compared with bag systems/ Big-Bags:

  • dewatering container can be carried by forklift or truck
  • no personnel is needed to lug wet and heavy bags
  • no expendables as the fleece can be used for several years

Advantages when compared with chamber filter press, decanter and belt filter press:

  • significant reduction in investment costs
  • significant reduction in costs for energy and auxiliary materials (e.g. flocculant)


Types of dewatering containers

Dewatering container type A

Container volume of 0,5 m³–2 m³, designed as self-tilting-skip for the use with fork lifts

Capacity m3 Total length (L) Total width (W) Total height (H)
0,5 1450 mm 850 mm 800 mm
0,8 1730 mm 1080 mm 920 mm
1,0 1730 mm 1430 mm 920 mm 
1,5 1760 mm 2100 mm 950 mm
2,0 1800 mm 2100 mm 1140 mm


Dewatering container type B

Container volume of 3 m³–12 m³, designed as a tipping trough for the use with trucks

Capacity m3 Total length (L) Total width (W) Total height (H)
3 2300 mm 1910 mm

1050 mm

4 3150 mm 1910 mm 1100 mm
5 3350 mm 1910 mm 1300 mm
7 3700 mm 1910 mm 1600 mm
10 4050 mm 1910 mm 1850 mm
12 4350 mm 1910 mm 2250 mm

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