March 2020 Vol. 7

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GeoAmericas 2020 Postponed To October Due to COVID-19
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/geoamericas-2020-postponed-to-october/

Thrace Group Patents Geosynthetic Reactive Clay (GRC)
Another first for Thrace Group, the company has received patent verification (??. EP 3 321081 B1) from the European Patent Office for a Geosynthetic Reactive Clay (GRC).
The nature of the GRC is a patented, permeable geocomposite consisting of a granular, permeable attapulgite clay, as contaminant-adsorptive active material, sandwiched between a woven and nonwoven geotextile.
It provides a reactive, natural material that passively treats contaminants which are carried by advective or diffusive flow. In addition to that, it’s environmentally friendly, it deals with a range of contaminants and can satisfy a maximum width of 5.1 meters and up to 30 meters in length.  It’s perfect for capping contaminated soil or sediments in horizontal or vertical applications and groundwater remediation.
https://www.thracegroup.com/cy/en/home/#

Using Remote Sensing to Detect, Validate, and Quantify Methane Emissions from Liner and Cover Damage in Solid Waste Landfills
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab7b99/pdf

RCC DAM -Malaysia: “Upstream Face Waterproofing with Carpi SIBELON® Geocomposite”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inxnqa6hqm4

Capping and Rehabilitation of Coal Tailings Storages
http://atcwilliams.com/news/capping-and-rehabilitation-of-coal-tailings-storages

Coated Fabrics for Secondary Containment Applications
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/03/30/coated-fabrics-for-secondary-containment-applications/

GCL Tech Talk: What Makes Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) Impervious?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsM1QO7lvRc&feature=youtu.be

TriAx Geogrid: Myth vs Fact
https://info.tensarcorp.com/triax-geogrid-myth-vs-fact

Cabot Corporation Now Offers CABELEC® Conductive Concentrates for Geosynthetics
https://www.cabotcorp.com/-/media/files/infosheets/masterbatches-and-conductive-compounds/infosheet-cabelec-conductive-concentrates.pdf?la=en&rev=69015985e6e945c295a6bc4837edbe91

Geomembranes Perfectly Welded with the Geostar LQS – QueroTools – Leister
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BZGOfvW3xw

Geosynthetics to be Used to Repair Coastal Rail Line, After Waves and Gales Caused Cracks to Subgrade
https://www.geplus.co.uk/news/cumbrian-coast-line-repair-worst-than-first-thought-30-03-2020/

Temperature Dependence of Radiation-Induced Degradation of CSPE
https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/04/Agenda_Denver%20V5.pdf

Geotube Dewatering Technology Optimises Dredging Operation
https://www.quarrymagazine.com/2020/03/19/dewatering-technology-optimises-dredging-operation/

Algae Sludge from DAF to Geotubes®
https://gowatersolve.com/uploads/Volume%20361-20200129054829.pdf

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Free Service for Testing and Characterizing Tailings (Elemental Analysis and Particle Size Distribution) (Special Offer)
http://www.excelplas.com 

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

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