Environmental Dredge

Large Industrial Use Environmental Dredge Featuring Extremely Low Turbidity

What is Environmental Dredging?

Environmental dredging is a specialized technique to remove contaminated sediments, pollutants, and debris from water bodies while minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment. It is an essential process for restoring and maintaining the ecological balance of aquatic ecosystems. Unlike traditional dredging methods, which focus solely on sediment removal, environmental dredging prioritizes protecting water quality and preserving natural habitats.

Environmental Dredge Details.  The EDDY environmental dredge is the most sensitive dredge on the market.  Our dredge is designed to be the most precise dredge available, in order to only remove the target material and not over-dredge unwanted virgin material.  This, in turn lowers the cost and time of contaminant material treatment and overall dredging. The ability to dredge with little to no detectable turbidity creates the optimal environmental dredge for low turbidity dredging projects.  The EDDY environment dredge incorporates a 4-spud articulating design, along with load cell technology, that allows for pre-programmed and automated dredging.  The high power of the Eddy Pump, unlike a conventional dredge pump, we can operate without the need for a cutterhead, further decreasing turbidity to non-detectable levels.

 All dredges use our industrial pumps, which are non-clog pumps designed for high solids pumping applications. Our patented pump technology outperforms all centrifugal, vortex and positive displacement pumps in a variety of the most difficult pumping applications.

All EDDY Pump dredges and excavator cutterheads use our proven USA Built industrial slurry pumps.

Environmental Dredging
The core of this design is the patented EDDY Pump technology. The design redefines the pumping industry by being the only pump that utilizes the principles of a tornado to create a synchronized eddy current. This pump is not a centrifugal, positive displacement or vortex pump, but instead the most highly efficient high solids and high specific gravity pump on the market. This translates to the ability to pump higher percent solids of material and capture the heavy specific gravity gold.

To learn more about the technology behind our pumps continue reading more HERE.

Specifications and White Papers

White Paper – Dow Chemical and St. Clair River Cleanup

Environmental cleanup project on the St. Clair River using our T2 Environmental Dredge. View PDF Here

Features and Benefits

Environmental Dredge

Importance of Eco-Friendly Dredging Equipment and Services

The environmental impact of dredgers can be significant, which is why using eco-friendly dredging equipment and services is crucial. The negative effects on water quality and marine life can be minimized by employing environmentally conscious practices, such as utilizing advanced sediment containment systems and implementing sediment dewatering and treatment methods. Eco-friendly dredging also reduces the spread of contaminants and prevents further ecological damage.

EDDY Pump Advantages

  • Non-Clog, High Viscosity, High Specific Gravity, High Abrasives, Low pH Pumping Design
  • 40-70% Solids Pumping by Volume
  • Ability to pump objects of up to 12-inches in diameter
  • 100% American Built
  • State-of-the-Art Research and Development Facilities on site
  • Easily process rags, string, rocks and foreign objects


  • 2000-2500gpm (Up to 250 yd3 per hour)
  • Dredging Depths of up to 26ft
  • Electric Driven
  • 6-inch EDDY Pump
  • Cutter-Head and Non-Clog Head Configurations
  • 4-Spud Dredge
  • Non-Permit Load and Assembled on the Water
  • Ultra-Precision Dredging

Pump Features

  • Non-Clogging Design
  • High Solids Handling
  • High Viscosity and Specific Gravity Handling
  • High Abrasives Handling
  • No Critical Tolerances
  • Low Maintenance
  • Minimal Downtime
  • Low Ownership Costs

Benefits of Choosing EDDY Pump’s Environmentally Conscious Dredging Solutions

EDDY Pump is committed to providing environmentally conscious dredging solutions prioritising sustainability and environmental stewardship. Our environmental dredging services and equipment offer several key benefits, which include:

  • Minimized Environmental Impact: EDDY Pump’s environmental dredging equipment is designed to minimize the release of contaminants and sediments during the dredging process, ensuring water quality protection of the surrounding ecosystem.
  • Efficient Sediment Removal: With powerful pumps and innovative technology, EDDY Pump’s dredging solutions effectively remove contaminated sediments, pollutants, and debris, allowing for efficient cleanup and restoration of water bodies.
  • Advanced Sediment Containment: We employ advanced sediment containment systems to prevent the spread of sediments and pollutants during dredging, ensuring they are safely contained and properly managed.
  • Compliance with Environmental Regulations: Our environmentally conscious dredging solutions comply with stringent environmental regulations and guidelines, providing peace of mind that projects are carried out responsibly and sustainably.
  • Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in the industry, EDDY Pump has the knowledge and expertise to deliver environmentally friendly dredging services tailored to specific project requirements, ensuring effective and responsible outcomes.

By choosing EDDY Pump’s environmentally conscious dredging solutions, clients can achieve their goals while prioritizing environmental protection and sustainability. With a commitment to eco-friendly practices and innovative technology, EDDY Pump is a trusted partner in achieving environmentally sound dredging projects.

Environmental Dredging Video

Environmental Dredge 4-Spud Dredge

The Best Non-Clog and High Solids Industrial Pump on the Market. Since 1984.

Best Applications: If you are pumping high solids, slurry, extremely viscous material, high abrasives (sand & gravel) and material filled with solids then you found the ideal pump for your job.

Industries Most Served: Mining, Oil and Fracking, Waste Water, Paper/Pulp, Chemical, Energy, Water Districts, Irrigation Districts and Dredging Companies. 


How does environmental dredging help in restoring and maintaining ecosystems?

Environmental dredging aids in the restoration and preservation of ecosystems by removing contaminated sediments, pollutants, and debris from bodies of water. Environmental dredging mitigates the detrimental effects on aquatic habitats and biodiversity by concentrating on high-contamination areas. It promotes the growth of aquatic plants and animals, improves water quality, and aids in the restoration of the ecosystem’s natural balance.

What are the environmental benefits of using eco-friendly dredging equipment?

Using ecologically friendly dredging equipment has numerous environmental benefits. It limits the release of pollutants and sediments during dredging, reducing further pollution and conserving water quality.

Advanced sediment containment systems are employed by environmentally friendly machinery to control the spread of sediments and pollutants, decreasing the environmental impact. Furthermore, it promotes ecologically friendly solutions such as sediment dewatering and treatment to reduce the environmental impact of dredging activities.

How does Eddy Pump's eco-friendly dredging equipment minimize environmental impact?

  • The cutting-edge technology and design components employed in EDDY Pump’s ecologically friendly dredging equipment serve to mitigate any adverse environmental effects.
  • It effectively removes sediments and contaminants while causing the least disruption to the surrounding ecosystems through robust pumps and cutting-edge dredging techniques.
  • Sediment containment systems are built into the machinery to stop the spread of pollutants and sediments, ensuring they are handled carefully and disposed of.
  • Dredging projects are carried out ethically and with minor environmental damage because of EDDY Pump’s dedication to eco-friendly procedures and compliance with environmental legislation.

What types of environmental dredging projects does Eddy Pump specialize in?

EDDY Pump is highly skilled in various environmental dredging operations, such as purifying industrial sites and waterways, remediation of contaminated sediments, and restoring degraded water bodies.

Wetland protection, harbor and marina dredging, river and lake restoration, and other applications are all within the scope of our expertise. The flexible equipment and knowledgeable EDDY Pump staff can handle various environmental dredging difficulties.

Can Eddy Pump's environmental dredging equipment handle different types of sediments and materials?

Yes, EDDY Pump’s environmental dredging equipment is built to handle a variety of materials and sediments. Our equipment offers reliable performance and effective removal capabilities, whether the material is polluted sediments, organic matter, sludge, or debris. The pumps are designed to handle complex materials and guarantee efficient sediment removal, enabling the creation of bespoke solutions based on the demands of a given project.

How does Eddy Pump ensure compliance with environmental regulations during dredging projects?

EDDY Pump promotes adherence to environmental rules throughout all phases of dredging projects. We keep up with current rules and regulations to ensure our tools and procedures conform to industry standards. EDDY Pump ensures that its operations meet or exceed environmental criteria by using environmentally friendly dredging processes, sediment containment systems, and sediment dewatering and treatment techniques. Our respect for rules and dedication to ecological stewardship ensure ethical and ecologically sound dredging efforts.

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