ELECTROKINETIC

ABOUT ELECTROKINETIC

Electrokinetic provides innovative solutions for remediating unstable slopes and dewatering slurries and sludges based on patented EKG (electrokinetic geosynthetics) technology.

The EKG slope stabilisation system is an adaptable, multifunctional and low- impact construction approach. It combines into a single solution, the synergistic components of electroosmotic ground improvement, enhanced reinforcement and active and passive drainage.

The specialist team also incorporate the technology in EKG Dewatering Bags which combine electroosmosis and hydraulic filtration to effect dewatering of materials in containment filtration bags and a method to combine electroosmosis with conventional well-point technology to permit effective in situ dewatering.

Central Alliance slope climbing rigs drilling angled boreholes into a railway embankment.

PIONEERING APPLICATION

The company has pioneered the commercial application of electrokinetic geosynthetics products and processes through an extensive family of patents relating to EKG materials, applications and methods.

ELECTROKINETIC PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS AND SERVICES:

  • Specialist soil testing services targeted at quantifying design parameters related to electrical and electrokinetic characteristics of soils and other mineral substrates
  • Consultancy services for designing with EKG technology
  • EKG materials including anodes, cathodes, EKG filtration materials and reinforcement
  • DC power equipment and heavy-duty electrical cables
Electrokinetic dewatering equipment on a railway embankment between trees
EKG SLOPES

Slope Stabilisation

The slope stabilisation system involves the installation of of a series of anodes and cathodes according to the design code for soil nailing. Anodes then act as passive resistance to shear forces whilst fulfilling their primary function of soil drainage, whereby drainage is promoted through electroosmosis.

WATER REMOVAL

EK Dewatering

Removing water from slurries and sludges is a requirement of a large number of processes and activities. We provide a large variety of methods for each stage and approaches that can be adopted.