November 2019 Vol. 7

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NEWSMAKERS: * ACE Geosynthetics * Cabot * ExcelPlas * Geofabrics * FGI * IGS * Sotrafa   

Sotrafa Unveils High Temperature Resistant HDPE Liner for Temperatures Up to 100 deg.C. and With Outstanding HP-OIT Retention
http://sotrafageo.com/en/alvatech-htr/ 

From the Design of Bottom Landfill Liner Systems to the Impact Assessment of Contaminants on Underlying Aquifers
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs41062-019-0251-y 

BPM Geosynthetics Delivers Textured HDPE Liner for Mining Project in Peru
https://www.bpmgeomembrane.com/textured-hdpe-liner-for-mining-project-in-peru/ 

Cabot Offer Advanced Conductive Carbon Solutions (e.g. Graphenes, Carbon Nanostructures, CNTs) For High Performance Applications Such as Geosynthetics
https://www.idtechex.com/graphene-2d-materials-usa/show/en/speakers/13912/advanced-conductive-carbon-solutions-for-high-performance-applications 

Workshops Focus on Soil Reinforcement and Barrier Systems  TC-B Program (22 – 23 January 2020)
• Re-Cap of Munich 2018 Workshop, Geomembrane Puncture Protection, Welding of Geomembranes, Digital Quality Control Systems — Leads: Siamak Paulson, Australia & Boyd Ramsey
• Advancements with Geosynthetic Clay Liners — Leads: Craig Benson, USA & Gemmina Di Emidio, Belgium
• Performance and Durability of Geomembranes — Leads: Kerry Rowe, Canada & Malek Bouazza, Australia
• Case Histories of Usual and Innovative Barrier Applications — Leads: Pete Atchison, United Kingdom & Jonathan Shamrock, New Zealand
https://igs.wufoo.com/forms/r12o6tjw1fr979k/ 

Free Webinar on Fabrication, Installation & Testing of Geomembranes (11 December 2019)
Factory fabrication can result in shorter construction time (and costs), higher seam quality, and a better completed liner system. Most fabricated geomembranes are less susceptible to wrinkling due to better dimensional stability, bending modulus, and flexibility which leads to better intimate contact with the subgrade and less risk of damage or wrinkle entrapment during soil covering.  The webinar will focus on factory and field quality assurance and control testing, e.g., seam testing and as well as seam shear and peel strength testing, and developing panel sizes. The use of leak location surveys prior to and/or after soil covering also will be discussed.
https://www.acigs.org/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&reset=1&id=1 

Wind-induced Uplift of Exposed Geomembrane Covers: A Proposed Revision to Conventional Design Approaches [PDF]
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1a7wgyWUNRfen 

Wrap Up of 2nd EurAsian Geosynthetics Symposium (EAGS·2019) that was held in Beijing, China on November 18-19, 2019
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/2nd-eurasian-geosynthetics-symposium-eags%C2%B72019/ 

Use Of Geosynthetic Clay Liner As A Waterproofing Barrier In Sanitary Landfills
https://web.b.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtyp

Sustainable Rehabilitation of a Highway Slope Failure with Geosynthetics [PDF]
http://www.gesm.com.tw/Files/Technical/G052019SFT006001.pdf 

Fraudulent Conference on Geomembrane Lifetime Prediction
https://www.conferenceindex.org/event/international-conference-on-geomembrane-lifetime-prediction-icglp-2020-march-istanbul-tr 

Geosynthetic Focus in Peru
https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/igs-chapter-focus-peru/


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