December 2021 Vol. 4

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NEWSMAKERS: * Andrew Lees * Concor * Elis Technologies * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * GCCM * GEOQ * Geosacks * Golder Associates * NAUE * PFAS * Shandong Innovative Material Technology * SIMT * Solmax * Sotrafa * Spencer Textile Industries Group * Strata * Tensar * TetraTech

Message from the Editor

As the Editor of GNA I would like to personally thank you for all your support in 2021.  It has been another year of challenges, and as I write this, it’s tough to predict what challenges 2022 will bring with it, but we are up to it and here to inform you.

INDUSTRY NEWS

How Can Textured Geomembranes Be Used in Final Solid-Waste Landfill Closure Designs?
https://www.solmax.com/en/blog/how-can-textured-geomembranes-be-used-in-final-solid-waste-landfill-closure-designs

Sotrafa Geo Showcases Use of HDPE Geomembranes in Lithium Mining
https://sotrafageo.com/en/use-geomembranes-mining/

Contamination of the Shore of the Baltic Sea with the Debris of Geosynthetic Materials for the Survey Period 2018 – 2020
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3Qao8mRXNz5bkT9#pdfviewer

SIMT Pioneers World’s First 6.5 m Wide PP Filament Geotextile Line
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/mWa9jPBRCby49HD#pdfviewer

ELIS Technologies Ltd Continues its Growth Strategy in Geomembrane Leak Detection
https://www.elis.tech/elis-technologies-ltd-continues-its-growth-strategy/

Anti-Cracking GCCM Now Available in the North American Market
https://www.tiltexnorthamerica.com/tiltexproductrangegccm

Black-Owned Geomembrane Installer Progressing HDPE Liner Installation at Major Ash Disposal Facility in South Africa
https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/print-version/concor-progresses-with-majuba-ash-disposal-facility-2021-12-14

Failed Geomembrane Liner in WWTP Replacement Project
https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2021120291

GCCM Used to Create Artificial Surf Reef
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198983.pdf

Tensar Patent New Method of Making an Integral Geogrid from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer Sheet
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198986.pdf

Geosynthetics Conference 2023 Opens – Call for Proposals
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2021/12/17/geosynthetics-conference-2023-opens-call-for-proposals/

Strata’s Geosynthetic Offerings are High Performers all Over the World
https://www.strataglobal.com/strata-products-and-systems/

GEOMEMBRANES

Evaluating Interface Properties of Geomembrane and Compacted Clay Liners for Landfill Liner Stability [PDF]
https://nexusec.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Evaluating-interface-properties-of-Geomembrane-and-GCL.pdf

Upstream Waterproof Treatment with Protective Geomembrane for Masonry Dams – A Case Study on Upper Bhavani Dam, Tamil Nadu
https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:wei&volume=64r&issue=8&article=005

Modular Construction with Geosynthetics in Petroleum Industry
https://onepetro.org/SPEADIP/proceedings-abstract/21ADIP/4-21ADIP/D042S267R002/473580

Assessing the Quality of Compaction of Clay Liner Using Electrical Resistivity Measurements
http://isc6.org/images/Cikkek/Sessions/ISC2020-151.pdf

Effects of Geosynthetics on Canal Damage Characteristics and Canal Seepage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169421013457

GEOTEXTILES

Application of a Geotextile in the Treatment of Post-Subsidence and Localized Sinkholes
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/24/11826/pdf

Superior Erosion Protection with Geosacks and Geotextiles from Spencer Textile Industries Group
https://www.prunderground.com/superior-erosion-protection-with-geosacks-and-geotextiles-from-spencer-textile-industries-group/00251468/

Transport and Retention of Bacteria Through a Filtration System Consisting of Sands and Geotextiles
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927776521005580

GCLs

Effect of Incineration Ash Leachates on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Bentonite-Polymer Composite GCLs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0956053X21006565

GCCM

Anti-Cracking GCCM Now Available in the North American Market
https://www.tiltexnorthamerica.com/tiltexproductrangegccm

Golder Associates Pave the Way to Self-Healing GCCMs
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/24/13999/pdf

GCCM Used to Create Artificial Surf Reef
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198983.pdf

GEO-TUBES

SBPF Agrees to add 20,000 Cubic Yards of Sand to Geo-tube Project
https://www.ack.net/stories/sbpf-agrees-to-add-20000-cubic-yards-to-sand-to-geotube-project,27020

Indian Offshore Geo-tube Breakwater Project Takes Off
https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/2021/dec/18/poonthura-offshore-breakwater-project-takes-off-2396737.html

GEOGRIDS

Tensar Patent New Method of Making an Integral Geogrid from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer Sheet
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/11198986.pdf

Why is Geogrid so Difficult to Model in Finite Element Analysis? By Andrew Lees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZnuEyFFVNU

Analysis of the Short-Term Tensile Response of Geosynthetics After Damage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821037041

Stability Assessment of 3D Reinforced Soil Structures Under Steady Unsaturated Infiltration
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114421001126

In-Plane Shear Behaviour of Novel Concrete Sandwich Panels Reinforced with Various Geosynthetics
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3972196

Stabilization of Slopes of Sandy Soils by Using Geosynthetics
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/1197/1/012081/pdf

WEBINARS

PFAS, Geosynthetics, and Environmental Protection: How Much Do We Know So Far (On-Demand)
https://web.cvent.com/event/b518bdb1-7a2b-4c9d-8903-8a6cd8be603d/regPage:617b1dc3-3ddb-4468-8087-049a4e6e51e8

SHORT COURSES

Short Course – Fundamentals of Geosynthetics- Types, Functions, Materials & Selection (MARCH 2022)
https://www.geocongress.org/program/short-courses

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

“You Pay for a Site Investigation Whether You Have One or Not”
http://info.tensar.co.uk/blog/the-benefit-of-proper-site-investigation

AUSTRALIAN JOBS

Fabtech Seeking Project Manager for Geomembrane Containment Projects
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55310240?type=standout

HDPE Geomembrane Welders Needed for Perth Role
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55359569?type=standout

GEOQ Seeking Quality Assurance Personnel
https://www.seek.com.au/job/55310299?type=standard#searchRequestToken=8958b7b5-c83f-47a5-81f5-8b9398185563

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