An innovative, environmental and economic robotic dredging process that facilitates the recycling of the sediment.
SDG’s of application
The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.
Offers from Environmental Sediment Treatment
E.S.T. - Dredging robotic system
E.S.T. innovation project is an economical, environmental automatic dredging process that helps recycling the sediment.
E.S.T. eco-innovative process demonstrates the viability of cost-effective, environmentally sound and safe recovery of sediment to unlock a substantial volume of unexploited secondary raw materials thanks to its systemic approach aiming at removing, pre-treating and conditioning sediment simultaneously and get them ready for industrial symbiosis in agriculture, construction and building industries, etc. and enhance EU security supply. E.S.T silt removal process consists of 3 automated machines: De-silting Robot (floating and underwater) offering 2 optional specific treatments against cyanobacteria and invasive plant species, and 2 other features, on the river bank, the sludge pre-treatment facility and the nutrients conditioning machine. Not only it is more environmentally-friendly but it also has the added value of enabling the circular management of removed sediments 100% and to prevent from pollution remobilization. This is an advantage in the case of polluted sediment in comparison with what the dipper arm of a backhoe can do.