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Turbidity Curtains: An Environmentally-Friendly Way to Prevent Marine Contamination

Posted by Andy on 15 March 2017
Turbidity Curtains: An Environmentally-Friendly Way to Prevent Marine Contamination

Construction projects near bodies of water can cause marine spills and other pollution. Debris, dust and other substances contaminate water and endanger marine life. While prevention is the best cure in this situation, sometimes contamination does occur and it is imperative that it is dealt with efficiently and correctly.

Environmental control products such as spill kits and turbidity curtains are cost effective measures for preventing contamination,and they pose no environmental threat.

What Are Turbidity Curtains?

Turbidity curtains are barriers designed to separate parts of a body of water, preventing turbidity (caused by silt and other contaminants) from spreading. These curtains are used in projects on or near a body of water.

How Do They Contain?

Turbidity curtains have a geofabric skirt which sits in the water. When deployed, it filters out the contaminants, and allows clean water to pass through.

Who Provides Turbidity Curtains?

Argyle Commercial is a leading provider of environmental control products across Australia. We have a complete range of chemical spill kits, absorbents and spill containment units. We also offer a large range of turbidity curtains that have been developed to suit the needs of Australian marine contractors.

Our curtain is constructed using integrated oil-resistant crumble proof floats encased in a PVC-coated polyester float casing which is longitudinally reinforced with polyester webbing.  A webbing reinforced ballast chain pocket is attached to the bottom of the 270gsm geofabric filter skirt.  Durable and easy to deploy, our range of turbidity curtains combines cost effectiveness and time efficiency; minimal onsite installation time saves your project money.

Please contact the team at Argyle Commercial to learn more about our range of products.

About Us:  Since 1997, Argyle Commercial has been a leading supplier of spill response equipment, dangerous goods storage and engineered silt curtain solutions.  We help customers comply with environmental and OH&S regulations, making work environments safer and more risk free.

This blog post is intended as a guide only, and should not be relied upon as professional and/or legal advice.  Argyle Commercial will not be held liable for any damages or losses caused by using information provided in this post as a basis for any decision where any such damages or losses may result.

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