August 2019 Vol. 5

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Geosynthetics Online Bulletin


NEWSMAKERS: * Aeramix * ASTM * Concrete Canvas * ExcelPlas * Kerry Rowe  * Layfield * TenCate  * Titan Environmental Containment * Worley Parsons * US Bureau of Reclamation 

Liquidation of Geomembrane Installer Aeramix Pty Ltd (LIQUIDATORS SHORT NOTICE AUCTION SALE)
– https://www.heraldsun.com.au/classifieds/ad/4981667/
– https://www.gollantauctions.com.au/auction-sale-tuesday-13-august-2019

Aussie Tech Company Opens Tailing Dams Monitoring Centre in Chile
https://www.mining.com/aussie-company-opens-tailing-dams-monitoring-centre-in-chile/

Brominated Flame Retardants and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Landfill Leachate from Ireland (Breaking Research)
Concentrations of most PFASs and PBDEs higher in lined than in unlined landfills.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969719337519

Prof. Kerry Rowe Awarded $587,351.00 for Geosynthetic Liners for Sustainable Development of Arctic Mineral Resources
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/FundingDecisions-DecisionsFinancement/2019/2018SPG-2018SPG_eng.asp

Worley Parsons Design Life Extension for Nuclear Fuel Pool using EPDM Geomembrane Liner and Geonet and Geotextile (forming together a Geocomposite) 
https://inis.iaea.org/search/search.aspx?orig_q=RN:50003660

Geomembrane-Lined Dedicated Trench for Large and/or Heavy Radioactive Waste Designed by French
https://inis.iaea.org/search/search.aspx?orig_q=RN:50033964

Chemical Compatibility of Conventional Geo-synthetic Clay Liners to Aggressive Low-Level Radioactive Waste Leachate 
https://inis.iaea.org/search/search.aspx?orig_q=RN:50046725

New ASTM Work Item (WK69424) Revision of D6766 – 18 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Hydraulic Properties of GCLs Permeated with Potentially Incompatible Aqueous Solutions
https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/WORKITEMS/WK69424.htm

Layfield Geomembranes to Exhibit at Environmental Remediation Conference (October 16-18, 2019)
https://www.esaa.org/remtech/exhibitors/?

Seam Air Pressure Test Video for Geomembrane Welding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9UaL4JC1XA

Efficiency of Using Different Lining Materials to Protect Groundwater from Leakage of Polluted Streams 
https://iwaponline.com/aqua/article-abstract/doi/10.2166/aqua.2019.032/69037/Efficiency-of-using-different-lining-materials-to

Concrete Canvas Doesn’t Buy UK Government’s Optimism
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-49263295

Titan Appoints Two New Team Members Ron Drewry and Rebecca Spitzer to Support Concrete Canvas® Sales 
https://www.titanenviro.com/products/concrete-canvas-geosynthetic-cementitious-composite-mat/

Geosynthetics Allow Widening of Road Adjacent to an Urban Lake
https://trid.trb.org/view/1639252

Geotube™ Mud Socks Central to Plan to Revitalize Baltimore’s Waterfront 
West 8 proposed using geotube mud socks, a geotextile used to set dredge material, to help initiate the wetlands
https://dirt.asla.org/2019/08/07/west-8-wins-competition-to-revitalize-baltimore-waterfront/

Adding 3 Miles of Breakwaters at Louisiana Shoreline Using 3-meter-long Geotextile “Pillows” Filled with Very Light Baked Clay 
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Adding-3-miles-of-breakwaters-at-Louisiana-14295093.php

TenCate Offerering Design Assistance for Marine Structures & Environmental Dewatering with Geotube™
https://www.tencategeotube.com/en/technical-info/design-guidelines

TenCate Geosynthetics hiring Cost Accounting Manager
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/cost-accounting-manager-at-tencate-geosynthetics-1315026053

US Reclamation Awards Grants To Local Districts for Geomembrane Lining
https://www.washingtonagnetwork.com/2019/08/02/reclamation-awards-grants-to-local-districts/

Geosynthetics-Reinforced Steep Slopes with Curved Sloping Surfaces and Under Earthquake Regions
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11771-019-4131-6

Geocell (Cellular Confinement System ) Gets its Own Wikipedia Page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoloy_Geocell

Call for Recovering Geotextiles that Could be “Repurposed”
http://archive.mailengine1.com/csb/Public/show/feav-18vhok–lzyjh-au1nqqc6
Contact: <damon@repurposedmaterialsinc.com>

Terre Armée in India (Soletanche Freyssinet / VINCI Construction) has designed and supplied MSE (mechanically stabilized earth) retaining walls for the installation of a flyover, to take the place of traffic lights, on the extremely busy Dacca-Chittagong motorway.  The walls (maximum height: 10 m) were made from TerraClass® panels using the GeoMega® system with high-adherence GeoStrap 5® geosynthetic reinforcement strips.
https://www.vinci.com/vinci.nsf/en/news-update/pages/first_project_for_terre_armee_india_bangladesh_082019.htm


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