July 2020 Vol. 1

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Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS:   * ABG * ACIGS * AECOM * AGRU  * ExcelPlas * Fabtech * GCCM * HRAL  * Huesker * IGS * PFAS * SCS Engineers * Tensar

Unwelcomed Nuisance – Leachate Seeps Below the Final Cover Geomembrane
https://www.scsengineers.com/unwelcomed-nuisance-leachate-seeps-below-the-final-cover-geomembrane/

New Geomembrane with In-Built Gas Filtering Cartridges
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200188828.pdf

Geomembrane Material Deployment Drone Video (Client – Fabtech Australia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxrzmR6k-Cw

High Rate Anaerobic Lagoon (HRAL) Geosynthetic Cover Failure and Replacement
GVW has now scheduled a $10.4m project to fully replace the cover to take place during 2020/21.
HRAL cover damage – The cover has to contend with repeated pressurisation/depressurisation, UV radiation, high temperatures, contact with byproducts of the treated waste and bird attack from corellas (subgenus of white cockatoos). A severe wind storm in 2015 also contributed to the development of a large, 200m tear in the cover, which is visible from Google Earth. These issues have contributed to the steady decline of the cover over recent years and it is now at the end of its service life.
https://www.gvwater.vic.gov.au/projects/current-projects/shepparton-high-rate-anaerobic-lagoon-cover-removal

New Geomembrane-Lined Cell Constructed at North Canterbury’s Kate Valley Landfill in NZ
The cell has taken more than 18 months to construct.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/121913189/making-way-for-more-waste-at-north-canterburys-kate-valley-landfill

Ground Engineering Awards 2020 | Brownfield Redevelopment Project of the Year Shortlist

  • ABG Geosynthetics:  Barney Crag Mine where ABG engineered the geosynthetic capping design and reduced slip planes risk by combining drainage and membrane liner functions into one layer.
  • AECOM: Process Waste Landfill Restoration Capping Project

https://www.geplus.co.uk/features/ge-awards-2020-brownfield-redevelopment-project-of-the-year-29-06-2020/

AGRU Podcast: Industrial Problem Solving with Thermoplastic Semi-finished Products
https://agruamerica.com/semi-finished-products/

AGRU Video: Industrial Applications of Concrete Protective Liner
https://agruamerica.com/industrial-applications-concrete-protective-liner/

PFAS and Geosynthetic Liners: Current Status and the Way Forward
https://www.acigs.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=14

Huesker Press Release on Geosynthetic Fortrac™ Systems
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Yf7cpT0kb1WSjwk#pdfviewer

Improving Surface Water Quality Using a Geotextile Filtration Technique
https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/986155/1/Ghasri_MASc_S2020.pdf

Concrete Canvas Impermeable Erosion Protection
https://nera.technologycatalogue.com/product_service/concrete-canvas-impermeable-erosion-protection

Sorption of Lead on Sodium Polyacrylate Modified Bentonite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0921883120302892

Slope Stability Analysis and Analysis of Reinforced Soil Walls to DIN 4084 and EC 7 (Free 177 page Booklet)
https://www.ggu-software.com/fileadmin/products/manuals/GGU-STABILITY_man-e.pdf

Tensar Ground Coffee Episode 20: Fujairah Walls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDeY9ABJVCA

Part 4: GEOGRID Future of Funding for COVID-19 and Transportation Construction
https://info.tensarcorp.com/part-4-future-of-funding-for-covid-19-and-transportation-construction

Interview with Craig Roberts the Senior Product and Application Technology Manager at Tensar International
https://www.theihe.org/member-of-the-monthcraig-roberts-ceng-fihe/

Case Study on Geogrid-Reinforced and Pile-Supported Widened Highway Embankment
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.19.00024

New Standard will Support Measuring Quality of Cement in Geosynthetic Composite Mats
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/06/29/new-standard-will-support-measuring-quality-of-cement-in-geosynthetic-composite-mats/

Deformation Analysis of Geosynthetic-encased Stone Column-Supported Embankments using Cavity Expansion Model
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19648189.2020.1775707

Subsidence Prediction of Reinforced Soil Layer by Geosynthetic Using Large-Scale 1G Physical Model
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/aHoR3p7FDqSYods#pdfviewer

Correlation of UCS and CBR on Lightweight Geocomposite of Soil-EPS Stabilized by Waste of Buton Asphalt
https://www.scientific.net/MSF.998.311

Geotubes Provide Low-cost Solution for Shoreline Protection
https://www.shorelinemedia.net/white_lake_beacon/news/geotubes-provide-low-cost-solution-for-shoreline-protection/article_693425eb-ec01-5912-bd13-df3f485f1dc0.html

Geotube™ Dredging Services – Mini Dredgers for Cost-Effective Dredging
Get A Quote. Providing Quality & Cost-Effective Dredging, Highly Manoeuvrable Remote-Controlled Dredgers Available, Quote Available.
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/projects/


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