PROJECT CASE STUDY

Maryland Port Administration

Natrx was awarded an research and development contract by the MPA to explore innovative reuse of contaminated dredge material for coastal protection. Using our proprietary DryForming™ technology, we successfully stabilized the contaminated material in custom ExoForms™ durable enough to be used for coastal protection and armoring.

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Where: Cox Creek, Maryland

When: February 2022

PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Client: Maryland Port Administration
Partners: Holcim, Northgate Environmental Management
Project: Innovative Materials Reuse, Coastal Protection
Industry: Port Infrastructure and Dredging

PROJECT GOALS

  • Create a way to stabilize and reuse contaminated dredge material for coastal protection 

  • Ability to recover 500,000 cubic yards of material storage capacity each year through removal of contaminated materials.

  • Incorporate and stabilize contaminated material within custom Natrx ExoForms™ durable enough to be deployed for coastal armoring

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THE NATRX DRYFORMING™ PLATFORM

PROJECT OUTCOMES 

  • Natrx tested mix designs that used up to 50% upcycled, contaminated dredge and slag material

  • Contaminated dredge material was stabilized within custom Natrx ExoForms™ with strength sufficient for handling and deployment in coastal protection use

  • Created the opportunity to reuse contaminated sediments and provide local coastal armoring in future maintenance projects

  • Enabled future dredging practices with increased capacity and reduced maintenance requirements increasing competitive advantage for the port

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