January 2020 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS: * Borstar™ * Boyd Ramsay * ExcelPlas * Geofoam * FGI  * GeoCell * Peggs  * XR Geo

Geomembrance Luminary Dr. Ian D. Peggs Retires
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/8cNMsd6dgEMLVmT#pdfviewer

Ramsey White paper – Containment of PFAS Type Materials with Geosynthetics 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/8LR8UZJ5OwMgHzb#pdfviewer

New PTFE Geomembrane Touts Exceptional Chemical Resistance Compared with HDPE and PVC-EIA
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/iH0VaiMa8q0y2MM
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ExcelPlas Geomembrane Testing Launches New Website
http://www.excelplas.com/

US Government Fails to Identify a Defect During Geotextile Levee Construction
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/asbca-confirms-that-the-government-s-74265/

Optimizing HDPE Geomembrane Production with Borstar® FB2310 Geomembrane Resin: a Linear Programming Approach towards Optimal Product Mix Decisions—a Case Study 
http://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/0PATMM52jH8aCe6#pdfviewer

Geomembrane Cost Explained: Initial Cost Isn’t Lifetime Cost
https://www.xrgeomembranes.com/blog/the-initial-cost-of-a-geomembrane-is-not-the-lifetime-cost

Leakage Rate Prediction through Composite Liner due to Geomembrane Defect using Neural Network
http://engineeringjournals.stmjournals.in/index.php/JoPRM/article/view/3541

Contaminants Transfer Through Composite Liners Exhibiting Aged GCLs: A Numerical Prediction
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338402651-Contaminants-transfers-through-composite-liners-exhibiting-aged-GCLs-A-numerical-prediction

Resistance of HDPE to Strong Acids
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095042301830901X

Experimental Investigation on the Shear Strength of GM/CCL Composite Liner Interface Due to Monotonic Loading
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.19.00014

Barrier Properties of a Geosynthetic Clay Liner Using Polymerized Sodium Bentonite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301803

Laboratory Investigation of Unsaturated Clayey Soil-Geomembrane Interface Behavior
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00002

Contaminated Groundwater and Vapour Intrusion Mitigation Design with Geomembranes, NSW
https://epgroup.com.au/epg-casestudy/contaminated-groundwater-and-vapour-intrusion-mitigation-design/

Combining EPS Geofoam with Geocell to Reduce Buried Pipe Loads
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301815

Relevant Properties of PET-Geosynthetics in Cold Regions
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-0454-9_7

Impacts of a Nonwoven Geotextile on Load-Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Sand
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41062-019-0253-9

HDPE Geogrid-Residual Soil Interaction Under Monotonic and Cyclic Pullout Loading
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.19.00057

Analysis of Consolidation by Prefabricated Vertical Drains with Applications of Constant Strain Rate Tests
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419301797

Sand Scarcity Stalls Geotube Works
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/sand-scarcity-stalls-geotube-works/articleshow/73103198.cms


Physical Model Study on Geo-tube with Gabion Boxes for the Application of Coastal Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-019-4312-5

Complaint over Quality of Geotextile
https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2020/jan/09/maradu-flats-complaint-over-quality-of-geotextile-2087005.html

GeoAmericas 2020 Case Study Competition
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