July 2021 Vol. 2

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NEWSMAKERS:  * ArcelorMittal * BGM * CSPE * ELIS TECH * ExcelPlas * FITI (Korea) * GCCM * Golder Associates * Jaybro * Kerry Rowe * Layfield * Maccaferri * MastaTEX™ * Quebec Lithium * PFAS * Polyfabrics * TenCate * TetraTech * Tosoh

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian GCCM Lining System MastaTEX™ Ideal for Bund Lining and Slope Stabilization
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ipoTMZjA6rGDYyy#pdfviewer

Golder Associates Awarded Contract for Design a Mine Tailings Facility for Quebec Lithium
https://www.groupe-alphard.com/design-of-a-water-management-pond-in-a-mine-tailings-facility-geomembrane-works-and-emergency-pumping-system.html

Irrigation Canal to Use Bituminous Geomembrane (BGM) to Stop Rodent Penetration
https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/others/irrigation-division-to-use-the-bgm-layers-to-stop-leakage-from-mutha-right-bank-canal-101626025658051.html

Polyfabrics/Jaybro Publish 2021 Geosynthetics Product Catalogue
https://polyfabrics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/polyfabrics-catalogue.pdf

NEW PATENTS

Maccaferri Patent Novel Geocomposite and Method for the Production
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210206140.pdf

Mining Company Patents Graphene Oxide Coated Layer for Detecting Leaks or Strain Deformation in GCLs and Geomembranes
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20210206991.pdf

LEAK LOCATION

Localization of Potential Leakage Areas inside Plain Reservoirs Using Waterborne Electrical Resistivity Tomography
https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/jeeg/article-abstract/26/2/133/605889/Localization-of-Potential-Leakage-Areas-inside?redirectedFrom=fulltext

ELIS Geomembrane Leak Detection Technologies at EXPO DUBAI
https://www.elis.tech/elis-technologies-at-expo-dubai/

Automated Geomembrane Leak Detection Drones Nominated for Atlas Award
https://www.elis.tech/weve-been-nominated-for-the-atlas-award/

UPCOMING WEBINARS

TC-B Webinar – Latest Findings Regarding PFAS Containment by Modern Liner Systems: the Good News – and the Bad! 
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ttegs6gERJWH9IX6goKP2Q

GEOTEXTILES

Conservationists ‘Tucking in’ Glaciers for the Summer with Geotextile
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/57735433

Quantifying and Incorporating the Benefits of Wicking Geotextile into Pavement Design
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/JPEODX.0000300

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Geotube Dewatering of Peat Pulp [PDF]
https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2021/54/e3sconf_sdemr2021_01006.pdf

Geotextile Containers Chosen to Protect World Famous West Australian Beach
https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2021/07/05/protecting-cable-beach-foreshore/

Conservation Commission Tells SBPF to Remove Geotextile Tubes from Beach
https://www.ack.net/stories/concom-tells-sbpf-to-remove-geotubes-in-6-1-vote,25069

GEOGRIDS

Improved Testing of Junction Properties of Geogrids Using Multi-Junction Clamp Design
https://res.mdpi.com/d_attachment/applsci/applsci-11-06343/article_deploy/applsci-11-06343-v2.pdf

GEOCELLS

Experimental Study on Soft Rock Subgrade Reinforced With Geocell
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14680629.2021.1948907?journalCode=trmp20

The Performance Evaluation Of Scour Protection Around Bridge Pier Using Natural Novel Geocells And Geotextiles
https://conference.thaince.org/index.php/ncce26/article/view/770/685

A Study Of Bank Slope Behaviour And Erosion Protection Through Natural Geotextiles And Geocells
https://conference.thaince.org/index.php/ncce26/article/view/769/663

JOBS

Tetra Tech Hiring Liner Installation Supervisor (up to US$96,200/year)
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/liner-installation-supervisor-at-tetra-tech-2622860479

Layfield Seeking Geomembrane Installation Technicians
https://www.layfieldgroup.com/English/Layfield-Group/Work-At-Layfield/Job-Opportunities/Geomembrane-Installation-Technicians-070921.aspx

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