August 2020 Vol. 1

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS:   * AGRU * EcoCoast * ExcelPlas * Malek Bouazza  * IGS * NAUE * John N. Paulson  * PFAS * Richard Brachman  * Richard Thiel 

AGRU –  Integrated Drainage System For A Remedial Landfill Closure Cap
https://agruamerica.com/our-projects/remedial-landfill-closure-cap/

AGRU VIDEO Webinar – Concrete Protective Liners 101
https://agruamerica.com/concrete-protective-liner-webinar/ 

Methods to Estimate Pressures and Strains in Pond Geomembrane Bubbles
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/methods-to-estimate-pressures-and-strains-in-pond-geomembrane-bubbles/

VIDEO – PFAS and Geosynthetic Liners: Current Status and the Way Forward (Recorded Webinar)
https://www.acigs.org/portfolio-items/dr-malek-bouazza-pfas-and-geosynthetic-liners-current-status-and-the-way-forward-july-2020/

Benefit/Cost Analysis as it Relates to Service Life of Geosynthetics
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/benefit-cost-analysis-as-it-relates-to-service-life-of-geosynthetics/

Antioxidant Depletion from Single-sided and Double-sided Textured Geomembranes in Two Different Immersion Solutions [PDF]
http://ifai.us/geo/proceedings/2019/pdfs/1144.pdf

Performance Evaluation of A 23-Year Old Exposed HDPE Pond Liner  [PDF]
http://ifai.us/geo/proceedings/2019/pdfs/1124.pdf

IGS VIDEO of Webinar on Use of Geosynthetics in Geothermal Heat Exchange Applications  (Recorded Webinar)
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/watch-igs-brazil-hosts-geothermals-webinar/

Experimental Evaluation of the Interaction among Neighboring Reinforcements in Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soils
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29GT.1943-5606.0002365

Prediction Equations for Estimating Maximum Lateral Displacement and Settlement of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Abutments
https://pennstate.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/prediction-equations-for-estimating-maximum-lateral-displacement-

Effect of Slab Thickness on the Behavior of Concrete Slabs Containing Geogrid Layers as Reinforcement
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343323583-Effect-of-Slab-Thickness-on-the-Behavior-of-Concrete-Slabs-Containing-Geogrid-Layers-as-Reinforcement

The Search for Internal Stability in Reinforced Soil with Geosynthetics
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40515-020-00127-6

New Technology To Meet Rising Geosynthetics Demand from EcoCoast
https://www.ecocoast.com/blogs/new-technology-to-meet-rising-geosynthetics-demand/

NAUE ASIA – Coastal Protection and Beach Extension with Geotextile Sand Bags and Sand Containers Secutex® Soft Rock in Pattaya, Thailand
https://naue.asia/geotextile-sand-bags-protect-holidays-in-southeast-asia/

Innovative Geosynthetic Solution Saves 100-year-old Panama Canal Structures
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/innovative-geosynthetic-solution-saves-100-year-old-panama-canal-structures/

Effect of Biopolymers on Permeability of Sand-Bentonite Mixtures (for Polymer-Modified GCLs)
https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S1674775520300846?token

Q&A – Seaming Dissimilar Geomembranes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/the-gma-techline-9/

Q&A – Ultraviolet Radiation and Geomembranes
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/the-gma-techline-9/

Q&A – Geotextile Tubes with Flocculants
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/the-gma-techline-9/

Q&A – Geonet-to-Geonet Contact
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/the-gma-techline-9/

Q&A – Geotextiles as Reinforcement
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/the-gma-techline-9/

Q&A – Required Degree of Survivability
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/01/the-gma-techline-9/

Consultants Corner – John N. Paulson – Geosynthetic Technical Consultant Subscribed to GNA
jnptut@aol.com


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