March 2020 Vol. 6

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GNA – The World’s Most Viewed Online Geosynthetics Bulletin NEWSMAKERS: * AEL (NZ) * Boyd Ramsey * Carpi * ExcelPlas * FGI * Huesker * Maccaferri * Naue * Red Earth Engineering * Solmax * Teneo * Tensar

COVID-19 Update: Geogrid Production Restarts at Tensar’s Wuhan plant
https://info.tensarcorp.com/covid-19-update-production-restarts-at-our-wuhan-plant

NAUE Asia Continue to Deliver Despite COVID-19
https://naue.asia/current-information-on-the-covid-19/

COVID-19 and Maccaferri’s Preparedness
https://www.maccaferri.com/uk/covid-19-maccaferris-preparedness/

Solmax Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Control
https://www.solmax.com/en/news/solmax-responds-to-coronavirus-covid-19-prevention-and-control

ExcelPlas Moves to Automated Testing and Robotic Autosampler During COVID-19
ExcelPlas continues to remain operational and accessible for geosynthetic and polymer testing during this difficult period and has switched to more automated testing, 
robotic autosampling equipment and remote-access video monitoring to ensure continuity of work flow.  75% of staff are working from home checking and writing reports.
https://www.excelplas.com/

Graphite-Embedded Polyethylene Liner Kills 99.99% of Bacteria on Contact
https://www.plasticstoday.com/medical/graphite-embedded-plastic-kills-9999-bacteria-on-contact/164128815462704

Teneo Showcases Cell 5B Liner Installation at Phosphate Hill (A$68 Mil Project)
https://teneogroup.com.au/phosphate-hill-gypsum-cell-5b/

Identification of Leachate Infiltration and its Flow Pathway in HDPE-Lined Landfill by means of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-020-8206-5

Podcast – Tim Discusses Air Channel Testing for Fabricated Geomembranes
https://anchor.fm/fgi/episodes/Episode-6—Air-Channel-Testing-ec04na

Tech Talk: Why Proper Testing is Required for Identifying Polymer-Modified GCLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsfgm9erIIA

Back-Analysis of the Water Retention curve of a GCL on the Wetting Path
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00016

Effects of Pressure on Graphene Oxide Nanoparticle Deposition and Transport in GCLs
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00015

Huesker Field Trial in Landfill Construction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0-0_uBa4AE

Flexural Fatigue Behaviour of Geogrid-reinforced Concrete Pavements
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820307674

The Impact of Long-term Curing Period on the Mechanical Features of Lime-Geogrid Treated Soils
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17486025.2020.1739753

Maccaferri Strikes Financing Deal with Carlyle 
https://events.debtwire.com/officine-maccaferri-hires-bcg-for-management-roles-and-cro-as-group-strikes-deal-with-carlyle-over-financing

Method for Predicting Environmental Concentrations of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals in Soil and Shallow Groundwater
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/12/4/941/pdf

Red Earth Engineering – Three Technical Papers Accepted for GeoAmericas2020
https://redearthengineering.com.au/geoamericas2020-accepted-technical-papers/

Boyd Ramsey Workshops were Completed Successfully, but Unfortunately, the Covid-19 Crisis Required an Early Departure from Australia
https://www.boydramseyconsulting.com/ramsey-visit-to-usa-australia/

Organisers of Dam Conference ASIA 2020 Optimistic it will go ahead, with the rescheduled dates of 30 June to 2 July, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Their optimism is based on the fact that the Covid-19 crisis already seems to be easing in Asia, with far fewer new cases being reported, although cases in some other parts of the world are still increasing.
https://www.hydropower-dams.com/asia-2020/wp-content/uploads/Asia_2020.pdf

Geomembranes in Pumped-Storage Schemes – G. Vaschetti and A. Scuero, Carpi Tech, Switzerland; J. Cowland, Carpi Tech, USA
https://www.hydropower-dams.com/asia-2020/wp-content/uploads/Asia_2020.pdf

Analyzing Filtration Flow Rate Change of Woven Geotextiles for Fine Grained Slurries for Understanding Dewatering Phenomena of Slurry Using Geotextile Tubes
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgein.20.00014

Finite Element Analysis of Geogrid-Stabilized Unpaved Roads
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/5/1929/pdf

GESTER Launches New Effective Opening Size Tester for Geotextiles (New Equipment)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak8XgXhu8ZM

AEL Floating Cover Systems – Aspect Environmental Lining (Case Study)
https://www.aspectlining.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/AEL-Floating-Cover-Systems.pdf

Bogus Sydney Geosynthetics Conference (Warning)
https://www.conferenceindex.org/event/international-conference-on-geosynthetic-applications-icga-2020-august-sydney-au
 
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