November 2018 Vol. 1

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AGRU America Podcast on Risk-based Design in Geosynthetics | Part 3

Chilean Company Comes to Australia Offering Leak Location of HDPE Geomembranes
Contact: Global Business Manager Hrvoj Hrzic:

Assessing Remaining Service Life of HDPE Geomembranes (How Long Will My liner Last?)
ExcelPlas has developed Protocol for Determining the Remaining Service Life of an Already Exposed HDPE Geomembrane Liner
The 5 step protocol is based on lab testing to measure the following:
I.  The oxidative induction time (OIT) profiling to assess whether or not oxidation protection is still afforded by the additives.
II.  Measure the carbonyl index (CI) to assess extent of any polymer oxidation that has occurred.
III. Determine the critical CI at which stress cracking (SC) is initiated.
iV. Measure stress cracking resistance (SCR) to determine the time until SC is initiated.
V.  Measure the depth of micro cracking on 180 degree bent coupons by Scanning Electron Microscopy

Modelling of Vapour Intrusion into a Co-extruded EVOH GEOMEMBRANE BARRIER Impacted by a Fuel Spill in Antarctica
Co-extruded EVOH vapour barrier was superior at protecting indoor air quality.

Tensar Patents New Geogrid made from a Coextruded Multilayered Polymer

Geotechnical Modelling of a Reinforced Tailings Dam in the Peru

Basell Patents New HDPE Having High Stress Cracking Resistance

Alternate Procedures for Swell Index Testing of Granular Bentonite from GCLs (New ASTM Publication)

Professor Malek Bouazza Twice Honoured at the International Geosynthetics Society Award Ceremony

The Use of Geocells Reinforcement to Improve the Structural Performance of the Railway Track Beds in the UK…/The-use-of-Geocells-reinforcement-to-improve-the-structural-performance-of-the-railway-track-bed-in-the-UK.pdf

Load and Deformation Mechanisms in Geosynthetic-Reinforced Piled Embankments

Shoretec Patents Novel Geosynthetic Revetment Liner

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