September 2020 Vol. 2

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GNA – The Most Widely Read Online Geosynthetics Publication
Reaching more Players in the Geosynthetic Industry 


NEWSMAKERS: * Concrete Canvas™ * DRAINTUBE™ * ExcelPlas * FGI * GSI * Huesker * Layfield * OilSands * PFOS * VIC EPA

Layfield Well Positioned to Help Mitigate Contamination from Oilsands Tailing Ponds Contaminating Groundwater
https://globalnews.ca/news/7315337/canadian-oilsands-tailings-ponds-leaking-report-alberta/
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-some-alberta-oil-sands-tailings-ponds-leaking-into-surrounding/

Environmental Watchdog Report says Alberta Oilsands Tailings Ponds are Tainting Groundwater
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/oilsands-tailings-groundwater-contamination-1.5711471

VIC EPA Sets Limits on PFOS Level for Contaminated Soil Disposal and Landfill Leachate (Declassified and Redacted)
The maximum leachable PFOS+PFHxS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and perfluorohexane sulfonic acid) concentration in spoil is likely to be approximately 0.7 micrograms per litre (μg/L).
The proposed liner for the containment cell was found, given a 0.7 μg/L PFOS or perfluorooctanoic acid ( PFOA) leachate, to be protective of the beneficial uses of the underlying groundwater within
the 100-year model time.
https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/-/media/epa/files/publications/1902_redacted.pdf

Irrigated Composite Liner Designs for Fast Hydration and Prevention of Thermal Desiccation of GCLs
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300832

Experimental Evaluation of Geosynthetics Interface Friction with a New Procedure by Using Inclined Plane
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41062-020-00361-4

Deterministic and Probabilistic Assessment of Margins of Safety for Internal Stability of As-built PET Strap Reinforced Soil Walls
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114420300583

DRAINTUBE™ provides the Benefits of a Geonet Geocomposite as well as providing a Cushion Geotextile
https://www.polyfabrics.com.au/product/draintube/?utm-source-Polyfabrics-EDM-Master&utm-campaign-cdb72aef3d-EMAIL-CAMPAIGN-2020-09-DRAINTUBE-SPORT&utm-medium-email&utm-term-0-472e60e6fd-cdb72aef3d-364527390

First Stage of Geobag Groyne Renewal Project Complete
https://viewnews.com.au/first-stage-of-maroochy-groyne-renewal-project-complete-4515293/

Maroochy Groyne Field Renewal Project with Geotextile Bags
https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Infrastructure-Projects/Maroochy-Groyne-Field-Community-Consultation

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar – The Many Faces of Geogrid (September 9, 2020)
https://webinar.titanenviro.com/the-many-faces-of-geogrids

GSI to Host Webinar on Failed MSE Walls   (September 9, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/10/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-failed-mse-walls-2/

Layfield to Host Low impact Development Strategies Using Geosynthetic Materials Webinar by Daniel Lotufo & Amy Woods   (September 9, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X3Lpoy8rTSSjMLYno9a89A

Webinar –   CONCRETE CANVAS® 101—EXPLORING THE 5W’S (September 15, 2020)
https://webinar.titanenviro.com/concrete-canvas-101

GSI to Host Geomembranes in Hydraulic Applications Webinar  (September 16, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/12/geomembranes-in-hydraulic-applications/

Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications  (September 17, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4893243864489565451

GSI to Host Webinar on Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining  (September 23, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/08/24/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-geosynthetic-applications-used-in-heap-leach-mining/

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Next Generation Geomembranes: Introducing HeatGard™, GeoFlex™, and VaporFlex™ Premium by Rohit Sati  (September 23, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dp64dQWfR2KKALrX34j1Ag

Layfield  to Host Webinar on  Lessons from the Field: Constructing Geomembrane Containments by Glenn Eckert & Greg Parrent  (October 7, 2020)
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_woFUeoChSfO4rOpB1Lk-kg

GSI to Host Webinar on Landfill Covers (October 7, 2020)
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2020/09/02/gsi-to-host-webinar-on-landfill-covers/

FGI Webinar: Geomembrane Wrinkles in Containment Applications  (October 23, 2020)
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8706860363011992587

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ExcelPlas now performs more than 120 standard geosynthetic tests in accordance with relevant  ASTM, GRI and ISO standards. 
We have extensive experience with all types of geosynthetics – from geomembranes (HDPE, LLDPE, fPP), geotextiles to geonets, geogrids, geocomposites and and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs).
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