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Our extensive research over the years has enabled us to offer customized solutions for your silt removal requirements, while simultaneously ensuring effective project implementation procedures.
Silt is a granular material of a size between sand and clay whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar. Silt may occur in soil or as sediment mixed in suspension with water and soil in a water body such as a river.
Silt has larger particles than clay and is mostly inorganic in nature. The particle size of silt is around 0.075 mm and exhibits slightly plastic behaviour.
Silt finds many applications in the areas of bricks, crops, sedimentary rocks as well as concrete. Silt is usually fertile and hence is an excellent addition for crop growing. In traditional Indian agricultural methods, silt gathered in village tanks and lakes was reapplied to fields in order to improve soil fertility.
As an example, there are a reported 36,000 tanks in Karnataka state, built with centuries old expertise, that act as water storage systems for communities. They also trap the silt in run-off, and this silt, rich in plant nutrients, is an economically viable means of increasing soil fertility.
Silt removal is necessary when the breakdown of dead plant leaves and other organic material along with run off from surrounding fields causes a build-up on the bed of a lake, pond or river. This can have serious consequences on the future of that water and the life there is within it.
The build-up of silt will lead to a reduction in water depth of the watercourse, increased risk of flooding, the release of nasty smelling odours from the process of biological decomposition and potentially the loss of the watercourse.