November 2019 Vol. 5

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GNA – The Most Widely Read and Disseminated Digital Geosynthetic News Platform Worldwide 


NEWSMAKERS: * ACIGS * AWL * ExcelPlas  * Geofabrics * IGS * Monash Uni  * Mike Dobie * TenCate  * Tensar 

New Geomembrane with Breathable Pockets for Odour Control
https://www.waterworld.com/wastewater/treatment/article/14072187/getting-the-stink-out 

Leak Location and Integrity Testing in Lined Ponds [PDF]
https://cese.utulsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/IPEC-2019-B.-Cubbage-Everything-Leaks.pdf 

Company Fined After Contractor Broke his Thigh While Attempting to clean a Geomembrane Pond Liner 
https://www.standard.net.au/story/6494935/dairy-firm-avoids-conviction-after-contractor-breaks-thigh-on-site/ 

ExcelPlas Offering Full Deformulation Analysis (DA) Of Geomembranes to Determine Fitness for Purpose and Durability Assessment
http://www.excelplas.com/ 

ACIGS Podcast Siamak talks to Mike Dobie (Regional Manager for Asia Pacific at Tensar International) about Geosynthetics Application in Reinforcement and Stabilization
https://youtu.be/ZNJ_pA0QO8s

Development of a Laboratory Test for Evaluation of Geogrid Materials (Declassified)
https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2683&context=ktc_researchreports 

New Tool for Characterizing Durability of Woven Geotextiles (NEW)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026611441930024X?dgcid=author 

AMCG Supporting Geofabrics Automated Thermally-Bonded Geocomposite (ATBG) Manufacturing
https://www.amgc.org.au/postcards/geofabrics-australasia/ 

Experimental Evaluation on Cyclic Shear Behavior of Geomembrane–Concrete Interfaces (NEW)
https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/TESTEVAL/PAGES/JTE20180251.htm 

First Look – 7th European Geosynthetics Conference (Poland 6-9th September 2020)
https://www.georesources.net/index.php/k2-tags/events-mrp/icalrepeat.detail/2020/09/06/397/-/7th-european-geosynthetics-conference 

IGS UK Symposium: 6th National Geosynthetics Symposium (12-13 May 2020)
https://www.igs-uk.org/event/containmentsymposium2019/?instance_id=223 

Geosynthetics in Brownfield Remediation
https://www.igs-uk.org/event/containmentsymposium2019/?instance_id=223 

Monash University – Geosynthetics Intensive Learning and Development Program
https://www.monash.edu/engineering/departments/civil/disciplines/geomechanics-engineering/geosynthetics 

Effectiveness of Geogrid and its Position on the Performance of Unpaved Roads Under Repetitive Loading
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs41062-019-0244-x 

New Geomembrane Installers – Australia Wide Lining (AWL) 
South Burnett based Company Specialising in the Supply and Installation of Quality Geosynthetic Liners
https://www.australiawidelining.com.au/

An Experimental Evaluation of Size Effect and Bearing Capacity of Footing on Non-woven Geotextile-Reinforced Sand
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/675/1/012001/pdf 

NSW Tender for Installation of GCL for the Existing 700 ML In-ground Storage to Ensure for Containment of Water
https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.rft.show&RFTUUID=14B6F69A-BB57-B61A-4719AD6EF02AFABF 

Tencate Geotube Exhibiting at Myanmar Expo (21-23 October 2020)
https://www.cpmmyanmar.com/cpmm/2020/en/product_highlights.asp?c=t


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BREAKING NEWS June 10, 2015

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BREAKING NEWS – SOLMAX LAUNCHES THE HLR SERIES – HOT LIQUID RATED HDPE LINERS

Growing market expectations require new high performance materials. Solmax’s latest innovation is its patent pending HLR (Hot Liquid Rated) Series of geomembranes.
With its unique blend of special resins and additive package, this series of hot liquid resistant geomembranes offers the same hydrostatic strength and long-term durability as traditional HDPE Geomembranes do at typical service temperatures. Solmax’s goal is to consistently provide high quality products and meet high market demands.

http://www.solmax.com/solmax-launches-the-hlr-series-hot-liquid-rated-liners/

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June 2015 Vol.5

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1. Australian Professor Recognized for Pioneering Use of Geogrids and for the Development of Prefabricated Vertical drains
http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW195293.html

2. HDPE Geomembranes for Hot Water Heat Storages (Free Download)
http://www.iea-shc.org/data/sites/1/publications/Task39-C7.3–Polymeric-liner-materials-for-hot-water-heat-storages–Grabmayer.pdf

3. Report by Golder Associates on Increasing Height of Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) for Kalgoolie Gold – Declassified
http://superpit.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Fimiston-II-TSF-Height-Increase-Notice-of-Intent-Stage-2-Volume-I-Text.pdf

4. Seeking Civil Engineer with experience in Geosynthetics  for Materials Manager Role in Melbourne
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28830989

5. ExcelPlas Mobile Liner Testing Labs Now Available for On-Site CQA and Third Part Testing of Geomembrane Welds
Our Self-Contained Labs can be deployed to remote locations for rapid turnaround on DT results
enquiries@excelplas.com

6. DDT Liners Exhibiting at Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo (June 17th & 18th)
http://suratbasinexpo.com.au/index.php/exhibitor-directory-2/item/darling-downs-tarpaulins

7. Geofabrics Awarded Large Contract for Supply of Geosynthetic Clay Liners – Declassified
http://www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/images/PDF/Tenders/procurement/contracts%20list120515.pdf

8. TenCate Publish Handy Quick Reference Guide for their Geosynthetics Range (PDF Download)
http://www.tencate.com/amer/Images/BRO_PDG_tcm29-24550.pdf

9. Landfill Leachate Containment and Treatment Options by Agru Geomembranes (PDF Download)
http://www.environmental-expert.com/articles/landfill-leachate-sources-and-treatment-options-487865

10. Approved Fabricated Geomembranes Suppliers List for USA
http://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/?page_id=125

11. Feature Article – Submerged Geomembrane System for Underground Constructions (PDF Download)
http://www.witteveenbos.nl/upload/filemanager/279_Submerged_geomembranes_-_Gerritsen_-_ICG_Berlijn_-_2014.pdf

12. Update on Whytes Gully Landfill Project – Lined Landfill Cells Project Status – Declassified
http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/services/majorprojects/Pages/WhytesGullyLandfillProject.aspx

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June 2015 Vol.4

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1. GSE Publish Quality Assurance Installation Manual for Geomembranes (Free Download)
http://www.gseworld.com/content/documents/product-sheets/Geomembrane_Installation_QA.pdf

2. DDT Liners Publish Fact Sheet on Geomembrane Supply & Installation for Water Storages
http://www.ddtliners.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Water-Storage-Fact-Sheet.pdf

3. DDT Liners seeking Geomembrane Welder for Toowoomba & Darling Downs
http://www.seek.com.au/job/28813838

4. Geoenvironmental Applications of Geosynthetics (Free Download)
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nathalie_Touze-Foltz/publication/257999265_Geoenvironmental_applications_of_geosynthetics/links/00b7d52790254ae830000000.pdf

5. Mini-Dredgers Develop Automated Wastewater Sludge Dredger with Geomembrane Liner Protection Mechanism
http://www.minedredgingservices.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/2.jpg

6. “High-temperature resistance liner opens new application fields for polymer membranes, a case study of a geothermal power plant in New Zealand” by Dipl.-Ing. Michael Uebigau, Product Manager, AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH
http://www.amiplastics.com/Events/Resources/Programme/Waterproof%20Membranes%202015%20-%20Programme.pdf

7. “New Geocomposite to Protect Geomembranes on Slopes” by Patrick Brochier, President, TERAGEOS
http://www.amiplastics.com/Events/Resources/Programme/Waterproof%20Membranes%202015%20-%20Programme.pdf

8. ASTM Publish New ‘Standard Guide for Selecting Test Methods for Geomembrane Seams’
http://www.astm.org/Standards/D7700.htm

9. Use of Carbon Geomembrane for Foundations of Buildings in Poor Load-Bearing Foundation Soil (Free Download)
http://urst.org/siteadmin/upload/4971U0315333.pdf

10. ATARFIL publish Specifications for their Structured HDPE Geomembrane
http://www.cheshmehtamehr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ATARFIL-TM-TMT.pdf

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June 2015 Vol.3

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1. Today’s Feature Article:  ‘Geosynthetics in Landfills’ by GHD (Free Download)
See Page 34 of the link below:
http://multimedia.aspermont.com/web_files/IW_DigitalEditions/IW_1506_ISSUE66_JUN.pdf

2. New Landfill Cell to be Built at Hogan’s Pocket (QLD)
Mackay Regional Council will invest $5 Mill into creating a third landfill cell at the site
http://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/such-rubbish-landfill-cell-be-built-hogans-pocket/2652462/

3. New Liner Tender: RFT 30/15 – Construction of Central Waste Facility Landfill Cell 2, New South Wales, closes 17/06/2015 12:00 p.m. NSW
Bega Valley Shire Council (Council) is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the construction of the second landfill cell at the Wanatta Lane Central Waste Facility.
http://www.greenpages.erisk.net/705/article/708212/tender/

4. Golder report on ‘Stability Analysis and Liner System Integrity Assessment for Landfill Development’
http://www.der.wa.gov.au/images/documents/our-work/consultation/allawuna/Appendix_F_-_147645033-012-R-Rev0.pdf

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6. Geofabrics hosting educational workshop session on their Reinforcement products including Tensar® Geogrids in Dalby (QLD)
(Limited Places Remaining – Reserve Today)

9:30 – 11:30am on Wednesday 3rd June (followed by Tour of ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Lab in Dalby)
http://www.geofabrics.com.au/userfiles/files/Tensar%20Dalby%20seminar%20invitation%202015.pdf

7. XR-5 EIA preferred over HDPE for shale oil liners and covers
http://eaglefordtexas.com/news/id/152765/gimme-shelter-manufacturing-custom-enclosures-in-the-bakken/

8. Large Inflow of Money Witnessed in Raven Industries
http://www.moneyflowindex.org/large-inflow-of-money-witnessed-in-raven-industries-inc/315838/

9. Glochester Engineering Offering New Geomembrane Blown Sheet Line
http://www.gloucesterengineering.com/products/1428433196GEC_Geomembrane_vFeb11.pdf

10. Field-Scale Monitoring and Laboratory Simulation of Geosynthetic Liners During Construction and After Placement of Waste
https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/13042

11. Mount Alexander Shire Council Adopts Independent Review of Landfill Cell at the Castlemaine Waste Facility
The review found the construction of a landfill cell at the Castlemaine Waste Facility was well constructed and managed.
http://www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/page/page.asp?page_Id=2175

12. Drones being for Landfill Operations
Drones produce impressive three dimensional video footage of Benalla landfill
Drones being used to precisely plan the filling of the cell as well as model surface water and leachate flows.
http://news.dronesforhire.com.au/

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