July 2019 Vol. 10

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NEWSMAKERS: AquaDams * Crystal Lagoons * ExcelPlas™ * Geotube™ * Imagine * Maccaferri * Renolit * Tencate *

TenCate Geosynthetics & Its Relationship with Demand Solutions
https://www.supplychainbrain.com/media/videos/play/5083

RENOLIT has established a New Joint Venture in India with the Aim of Expanding the Production of Geomembranes for the Region
https://www.renolit.com/cn/%E6%96%B0%E9%97%BB/renolit-establishes-a-new-joint-venture-in-india

Maccaferri Design Geocomposite Drainage Layer to Collect Contaminated Leachate from Coal Stockpiles 
Maccaferri Africa was approached by GFK Consulting Engineers to submit a proposal for a geocomposite drainage material to act as the primary drainage layer in a Class C liner
https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-16ebba4db4

Sydney Researchers Investigate Desiccation and Self-Healing of Bentonite in Geosynthetic Clay Liners 
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2019/18/e3sconf_isg2019_03006.pdf

Advanced Geotube Technology to Compost Waste from Treatment Plant Lagoons
https://www.environmentalworks.com/ewi-uses-advanced-geotube-technology-to-compost-waste/

Judge Shuts Down Geosynthetic AquaDam
https://www.wbrz.com/news/judge-shutters-aquadam-fight-between-iberville-ebr-for-now/

AquaDams Installed along Bayou Manchac before Federal Order
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_019e6d12-a50f-11e9-9acc-734edc14c505.html

White Reflective HDPE Lined Crystal Lagoons are all the Rage. But Do They Hold Water Financially?
https://www.wfaa.com/article/money/crystal-lagoons-are-all-the-rage-but-do-they-hold-water-financially/287-c13534d4-833b-442b-8106-1559aee9c608

Solmax White Liner and Crystal Lagoon Could Start A North Texas Trend
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/06/25/prosper-crystal-lagoon-texas-trend/

Determining the Extent of Oxidation of HDPE Geomembranes by Carbonyl Index (CI)
CI will be measured to determine the extent and rate of oxidation. The use of an attenuated total reflection (ATR) crystal in a Fourier transform
infrared spectrometer (FTIR) will enable the CI of a surface layer of the geomembrane to be quantified.   There is a critical CI (threshold) at which Stress Cracking (SC) is initiated on the Geomembrane surface
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/fmMBM07dLxYHYxX

New HDPE-Lined Tailings Dam with Novel Floating Evaporation System
https://www.aquaroyalspring.com/evaporation-floating-system

Crystal Lagoons  is a company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size clear water lagoons at very low costs using white reflective HDPE geomembrane
https://www.crystal-lagoons.com/latest-news/texas-second-crystal-lagoons-amenity-opens-to-residents/

Graphene Enabled Smart Sensing Floors and Geosynthetics from Imagine
https://grapheneindustry.org.au/2019/07/smart-sensing-floor-from-imagine-event-25-july/

Mill River Remediation with Geotube Dewatering
https://iaiwater.com/mill-river-remediation/#bwg1/10
https://iaiwater.com/mill-river-remediation/#bwg1/14

Beach Dredging without Geotube Containment Leading to Massive Turbidity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cfnt3JWvxA

Geotextile Bags trying to Stop Sea Erosion
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/senior-official-visits-chellanam/article28621730.ece


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