The Catfish was designed as a particularly mobile plant for processing river and pond sediments. The sludge and coarse fractions (such as organic material or plastic) are separated from the sand fraction and the sand is then washed. This process minimizes the volume of solids to be disposed of.

The Catfish can also be used as a test plant for tasks such as coal processing. The process design of a future large-scale plant can be verified in test operations.

The Catfish is currently available in a size with a capacity of 15 m³/h.

The MAB compact separation plants are available in 20ft or 40ft container format and all come with a CSC certificate.


  • long service life and low wear due to the use of high-quality wear protection materials
  • high-quality materials such as Linatex® natural rubber minimize sill life and spare parts costs

MAB Hydrosort® I

  • excellent separation performance when separating organic, fine materials and sand fractions
  • low wear due to process technology
  • automatic control


  • available in a 40ft container design
  • high mobility
  • low transport costs
  • low space requirement
  • easy assembly and disassembly
  • good accessibility of single parts for operation and maintenance

Comprehensive options

  • several Catfish systems can be easily combined in order to achieve larger capacities if required
  • extensive accessories available (such as the Kudo)

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Martin Bunzel

Division Manager Environment and Recycling