October 2020 Vol. 7

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Chinese-Made Geomembrane Used for Major Landfill Project in Argentina
https://www.environmental-expert.com/news/60-mil-hdpe-roll-for-landfill-project-in-argentina-case-study-1002469

Drone Flyover Inspection of LLDPE Liner at New Caledonia Goro Nickel Mine Tailings Dam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=r4SXPKpAzWE&app=desktop

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and Swinburne Univ. of Technology (Melbourne) Researchers Develop a Unique Test Apparatus to Conduct Axial and Transverse Pull-out Testing on Geogrid Reinforcements’
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003497

University of Technology Sydney Researchers Produce an Analytical Model for Particle-Geogrid Aperture Interaction
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300959

GEOMEMBRANES

HDPE Geomembranes for Environmental Protection: Two Case Studies
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/20/8682/pdf

Laboratory Test and Modelling of Gas Pressure Under Geomembrane Subjected to the Rise of Groundwater in Plain Reservoirs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300996

Study on the Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fares_Alsewailem/publication/344469661-On-the-Environmental-Stress-Cracking-Resistance-of-High-Density-Polyethylene-HDPE

GCLs

Effect of Biopolymers on Permeability of Sand-Bentonite Mixtures
http://www.jrmge.cn/EN/10.1016/j.jrmge.2020.02.004

GEOGRIDS

Development of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Embankment Resistant to Severe Earthquakes and Prolonged Overflows Due to Tsunamis
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038080620337203

Development of a Unique Test Apparatus to Conduct Axial and Transverse Pull-out Testing on Geogrid Reinforcements
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003497

GEOCELLS

Visco-Elastic Response of Combined Footings on Earth Beds with Geocell-Geomembrane Inclusions
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-020-06127-7

GEOTEXTILE TUBES

Tailings & Mine Water Solutions – Stackable Geotextile Bags – Low-cost, low-maintenance – Swift dewatering of large sludge volumes
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/DW8yrPSUoJXh6vi#pdfviewer​

CONFERENCE NEWS

Geosynthetics ‘Celebrities’ Present Reasons Why to Attend to GeoAmericas 2020 Online
https://youtu.be/V1DNtt09-uU

Tips and Advice on Technological Offerings and Structure of the GeoAmericas 2020 Online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZK3pKIJ4t8&t=1s

UPCOMING WEBINERS

Layfield is Hosting a Webinar – Polymeric Enclosure Systems for Construction Projects on November 4, 2020
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s47JP0igSgmtEsZEJxI5YA

TenCate Case Study: Geosynthetics in Energy (5th November 2020)
https://www.tencategeo.us/en-us/resources/virtual-learning

Polyfabrics Offering Free Geosynthetic Training Webinars
https://mailchi.mp/polyfabrics/tech-training-2020?utm_source=Polyfabrics+EDM+Master&utm-campaign

Erosion Design™ (EED) Software Recently Released
Comprehensive analysis for site-specific conditions, ranging from channel and slope protection to new features including transition mats and drop structure designs
https://excelerosiondesign.com/login?utm_source=Polyfabrics+EDM+Master&utm-campaign

JOBS

Westcoast Lining Seeking Geomembrane Installer
WCLS have operated in the supply and install of lining systems throughout WA for the past 30 years
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50757344?type=standout#searchRequestToken=666c4493-f770-4713-8e74-05fd8fdbf11e

Fabtech Seeking Senior Estimator for Geosynthetic Barrier Systems
https://www.seek.com.au/job/50794219?type=standout

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http://www.masterbatchnews.com.au/

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https://www.tailingsnews.com.au/


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