March 2019 Vol. 5

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Debut of Portuguese Geomembrane Manufacturer Evolution and Newpack (E&N)
https://evolucaoenewpack.com/en/products/geomembrane/isoterra-hdpe-geomembrane/

New Player in HDPE Geomembranes – Isoterra™ HDPE
https://evolucaoenewpack.com/en/products/geomembrane/isoterra-hdpe-geomembrane/

Organic Contaminant Diffusion in Triple-layer Composite Liner System Considering the Effect of Degradation
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-019-00783-0

Liquid Flow Mechanism at a Geosynthetic Clay-Liner Overlap- New Publication
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Isuri_Weerasinghe/publication/331522672_Liquid_Flow_Mechanism_at_a_Geosynthetic_Clay-Liner_Overlap/links/5c7e383ba6fdcc4715afb4ba/Liquid-Flow-Mechanism-at-a-Geosynthetic-Clay-Liner-Overlap.pdf

Jaylon QLD Seeking Geomembrane Technicians
https://www.seek.com.au/job/38430172?searchrequesttoken=9074b189-1896-46fe-addf-66e7ff0abcd3&type=standard

Aeramix Floating Disks Has Evaporation Covered
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/PBBW86GjtSzKZM0

New Cement Panels Made with HDPE Geogrids
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785318328566

Flexible Geosynthetic-Concrete Matting Solutions
https://www.earthlok.com.au/

ExcelPlas Assuring the Quality and Durability of HDPE Geomembrane Liners
The use of geomembranes for the containment of solid and liquid waste, for the collection, containment, and conveyance of water, for the pollution protection of groundwater has grown rapidly in recent years. The geomembrane of choice for chemical resistance is still HDPE.  There is approximately 40 years of experience with HDPE liners, during which there have unexpectedly been a number of failures and problems, but from which much has been learned.  However more testing and analysis needs to be done with respect to an HDPE geomembranes particularly in the following areas;
• The effect that blooming of antioxidants in the high performance grades has on field welding
• Heat distortion and partial melting of glossy HDPE liner due to solar heating of parabolic geometries
• Compatibility of HDPE and BGM liners in intimate contact
• Methods for assessing uniformity of antioxidant dispersion in extruded liners
• Premature Embrittlement of white layers on white-surface black geomembrane
• Stress Cracking of HDPE geomembrane due to PFAS detergents/surfactants
• OIT depth profiling through the thickness of HDPE liners to model Fickian diffusion of additives
• Use of Non-Reactive HALS for HDPE liner exposed to highly acid service environments.
• Use of Cyclic Flex testing (Fatigue Testing) to predict long-term integrity of HDPE double wedge welds and the influence of the Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)
https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/

Cirtex NZ Offer Hatelit™ Composite Reinforcing Geogrid for Asphalt Reinforcement
https://cirtexcivil.co.nz/product/hatelit/

Brazilian Prosecutors Probe More Than 100 Tailings Dams Following Deadly Collapse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/brazilian-prosecutors-probe-more-than-100-dams-following-deadly-collapse-11552503686

Sconset Erosion-Control Workgroup Considers 3000 Foot Expansion of Geotextile Tube
https://www.ack.net/news/20190314/select-board-considers-forming-sconset-erosion-control-workgroup

3D Confinement System Protects and Stabilizes Eroded Embankments
https://www.estormwater.com/channel/casestudies/3d-confinement-system-protects-stabilizes-eroded-embankment

Behaviour of Sandy Soil Reinforced with Geotextile Layer having Partially and Fully Wrapped Ends
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jgrim.18.00102

Problem Question for GNA Readers
A landfill containing system is used to prevent leakage of contaminants from the landfill into the soil stratum after the rainfall. The system consists of a thick layer of clay (highly impermeable material) placed between the landfill and the surrounding soil stratum, and a layer of synthetic material called geomembrane placed above the clay material to provide additional protection.
The quality of workmanship during construction may not be completely satisfactory. First, the clay might have been compacted poorly; second, the geomembrane might have holes puncture by sharp stones that were not detected during inspection. Additionally, extremely heavy rainfall could happen during the operation of the landfill, which could induce excessive pore pressure on the geomembrane and clay layers.

The site engineer believes that leakage will happen if “during extremely heavy rainfall”, and either the
clay was not well compacted or there were holes in the geomembrane (call this event E1). Leakage can
also occur if “during ordinary rainfall”, but only when clay was not well-compacted, and the
geomembrane contained holes (call this event E2).

The site engineer has determined the following:
• The probability of the clay not being well compacted (C) is 15% ( i.e P(C) = 0.15 )
• The probability of the geomembrane containing holes (H) is 25% ( i.e P(H) = 0.25 )
• The probability of having extremely heavy rainfall (R) is 15% ( i.e P(R) = 0.15 )

The quality of the construction has no effect on the rainfall, but if the geomembrane contained holes, the probability of not having well compacted clay increases to 50%.
a. Express E1 and E2 in terms of the symbols defined above. 
b. Determine the probability of events E1 and E2. 
c. Are C and H mutually exclusive? Are C and H statistically independent? Are events E1 and E2 mutually exclusive? Provide explanations to support your answers. 
d. Determine the probability of leakage for this landfill containment system. 


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ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
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).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

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  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

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March 2019 Vol. 4

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Layfield Geomembrane Presentation in Melbourne on Containment of Emerging Contaminants (14th March, 2019)
https://layfieldgroup.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=11b921ef080f7736089c757404650e40.610&s=8dc40de1f26f506ce50cbe227be6427b

Roundtable Focus on Geocomposite Peel Testing Generates ‘Lively Discussion’
The lively discussion focused on the previously unrecognized high variability of the bond strength between the geonet core and the heat-bonded upper/lower nonwoven geotextiles across the roll width of manufactured geocomposites. 
https://geosyntheticsmagazine.com/2019/03/06/geosynthetics-conference-2019-roundtable-focuses-on-geocomposite-peel-testing/

Geofabrics Australasia Invitation for Drinks at  Waste Industry Networking Evening on Thursday 28 March 2019 (Geosynthetics in Waste Management)
To coincide with WMAA’s Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference from 26-29 March, 2019
https://www.geofabrics.co/technical-resources/events/waste-industry-networking-evening

Tensar Geogrid Software Training Workwork (Perth) 4th April 2019
This software has been developed further through the introduction of TriAx® Geogrids
https://www.geofabrics.co/technical-resources/events/tensar-software-training-workshop-perth

Tensar Geogrid Software Training Workwork (Melbourne) 9th April 2019
This software has been developed further through the introduction of TriAx® Geogrids
https://www.geofabrics.co/technical-resources/events/tensarpave-software-training-workshop-melbourne

Plans Lodged this week by BMT Eastern Australia on Behalf of Sunshine Coast Council, to replace Geotextile Bags
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/P3DJcrZoukm7zgh/download

Geofabrics Delivers Concrete Canvas (CC8) for Lining Flood Swale
https://www.geofabrics.co/sites/default/files/CaseStudy_CC_SwaleLining_EncounterBay.pdf

A Personal Touch in Geosynthetics – Connor Parkinson
https://www.tcs-geotechnics.co.uk/geosynthetics-connor/

Non-Hazardous Landfill with Sensor DDS Fixed Installation (Sensor DDS LMS) – Case Study
https://www.environmental-expert.com/articles/non-hazardous-landfill-case-study-793413

Aeramix’s Floating Cover Discs Proving Effective for Lined Water Storages
https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/machine/crop-gear/heaxacover-discs-help-to-reduce-evaporation-algae-in-water-storages/news-story/dc886edad7d87083f1348e640f9d0d67

Floating Solar Panels on the Rise Through South East Asia
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/02/in-land-scarce-southeast-asia-solar-panels-float-on-water/

New Evapguard™ Floating Cover Uses Flexible Liners
https://www.evapguard.com/

Breaking News – Vale CEO Steps Down Following Tailings Dam Disaster
https://www.amsj.com.au/vale-ceo-steps-down-following-tailings-dam-disaster/

Glen Raven’s Strata Joint Venture Opens New Geosynthetics Plant In India
https://www.textileworld.com/textile-world/nonwovens-technical-textiles/2019/03/glen-ravens-strata-joint-venture-opens-new-geosynthetics-plant-in-india/

Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) Implementing Innovative Technology by Utilizing Geogrid to Enhance Geotechnical Asset Performance
https://www.roadsbridges.com/grid-iron

Comparative Performance of Different Geosynthetics on Sandy Soil Overlying Clay Subgrades of Varying Strengths
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41062-019-0204-5

Tensar’s SpectraPave™ design software to evaluate design options and optimize pavement performance
SpectraPave™ software provides pavement design engineers the most powerful tool available for evaluating roadway design options
http://info.tensarcorp.com/tensar-spectrapave

Multi-Layer Interface Shear Testing Webinar by Dr. Timothy D. Stark
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6485268523139734285

Thirteen ‘Giant’ 100-metre-long, Sand-filled Geotextile Tubes Put in Place to Prevent Erosion into a Nearby Shipping Channel
https://www.coastalreview.org/2019/03/bald-head-renourishment-project-nears-end/

Landfill Expansion in Central Florida
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=178248108903922&story_fbid=2261003473961698

Belarusian Company Machina TST Specializing in the Manufacture of Geosynthetic Materials
https://au.linkedin.com/company/machina-tst


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• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
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).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

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Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

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“Hurry, Last Chance to Register for Australian Layfield Seminars”
Layfield Geomembrane Presentation in Brisbane on Containment of Emerging Contaminants (12th March, 2019)
https://layfieldgroup.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=13f320e7b5ead1024ac95c3b208610db.581&s=8dc40de1f26f506ce50cbe227be6427b

Layfield Geomembrane Presentation in Melbourne on Containment of Emerging Contaminants (14th March, 2019)
https://layfieldgroup.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=11b921ef080f7736089c757404650e40.610&s=8dc40de1f26f506ce50cbe227be6427b

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute Announces New Board of Directors
https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/about-us/industry-and-member-news

Solmax Supplies Geomembranes for North Florida Landfill Installation
This system consists of 40mil double-side Textured LLDPE Geomembrane and 6oz TrxNet 340mil Geocomposite.  Over the next year, the crew will install more than 2.7 million SF each of 40mil LLDPE Geomembrane and 6oz Geocomposite along the 64-acre site
https://comanco.com/blog/liner-installation-begins/

Sensor Group Target Leak Detection of Geomembrane-Lined Tailings Dams
https://www.sensorgroup.com/mining-industry/tailing-dam

Defence Department Issues PFAS Management Plan (Declassified)
http://www.defence.gov.au/Environment/PFAS/docs/EastSale/Reports/RAAFEastSalePFASManagementAreaPlan.pdf

Carlisle GeoMembranes Exhibiting at Aquaculture 2019 (New Orleans)
https://www.was.org/Meeting//pdf/AQ2019YellowPages.pdf

DOWNLOAD NOW GCL Shear Strength Webinar by Dr. Christopher Bareither (Recorded 28 Feb. 2019)
https://www.fabricatedgeomembrane.com/protected/download-content

Handbook of Geotechnical Investigation and Design Tables (Free Download) (Chapter 16 on Geosynthetics) 
http://www.eng.usm.my/file/31/ntiFc9b53Rd%252BWcVkAqNx5jeyAZaXaAO0PpWallwKO60%253D/
Handbook~plus~of~plus~Geotechnical~plus~Investigation%AF%AFDesignTables.pdf


“Mining Licence Application to Expand Dangerous Tailings Dam on Tambo River Must be Rejected” says Environmental Group
http://geg.org.au/?author=1

Effectiveness of Geotextile Ropes in Slope Erosion Protection
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/221/1/012128/pdf

EPI The Liner Company Expands its Team
http://www.geomembrane.com/about/meet-the-team/


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• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
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).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time. 

🔔 Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

🔔 GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
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Tight Geosynthetic Material Supply Affects Some Landfill Projects
Longer lead times on orders for landfill liners have been driven by an increase in demand for geosynthetic materials.
https://www.waste360.com/landfill/tight-geosynthetic-material-supply-affects-some-landfill-projects

ExcelPlas Labs Offer New Rapid Test for Determining Stress Crack Resistance of Geomembranes (in Hours Instead of Weeks)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/HHSD33cl2f5lBud/download

How to Seam Geosynthetic Clay Liners (Agru America) (New Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yZQuKbv-z0

A Multi-camera Based Photogrammetric Method for Accurate Three-Dimensional Full Field Displacement Measurements of Geosynthetics in the Tensile Test
https://trid.trb.org/view/1573021

New AGRU Video on The Growing Applications of Geosynthetics
Todd Harman, President at Hallaton shares insight into the growing applications of Geosynthetics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X4lpRUYTxQ

REE Continues to Build Reputation as the Mine Haul Road Experts
https://redearthengineering.com.au/ree-continues-to-build-reputation-as-the-mine-haul-road-experts/

Safe Construction of Tailing Dams (VIC) Seminar & Webinar for GNA Readers (30th May 2019)
Speakers: Prof. David Williams (Golder Professor, UQ), Marc Amtsberg (Geofabrics), Chris Lawson (TenCate Geosynthetics)
https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/03/infrastructure-thought-leaders-series-safe-construction-tailing-dams-vic

Chinese Lodge US Patent for Geomembrane Leak Detection System
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/c6/3b/5e/b676d676bceefb/US20190056287A1.pdf

Chinese Lodge US Patent for Conductive Geotextiles and Geocomposites
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/8d/b7/8c/9174e34574d9b2/US20190055710A1.pdf

Concrete Canvas Nominated for Construction Award
http://www.bqlive.co.uk/wales/2019/02/27/news/innovation-100-construction-wales-nominee-concrete-canvas-35085/

Barrier Performance of GCLs to Copper Chloride Solutions
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.18.00024

Interview with Tamara Jurado, Senior Sales Manager for Atarfil
https://www.waste360.com/landfill/tight-geosynthetic-material-supply-affects-some-landfill-projects

Geosynthetics Failure Laboratory Formally Opens
Melbourne, 6 March 2019:  ExcelPlas has opened a failure analysis facility in Melbourne, Australia which will provide failure analyses that support the geomembrane and wider geosynthetics industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses. The aim is to prevent and learn from geosynthetics failures and continue to improve safety, reliability and up-time.  The facility will carry out the crucial initial steps of a failure investigation, which could include visual inspection, non-destructive testing [NDT], destructive testing [DT], representative sampling, cutting of components, etc. The facility will be supported by ExcelPlas’ very experienced team of polymer experts who are able to carry out further analyses, which may include fractography (scanning electron microscopy), mechanical testing, chemical analysis, etc. as well as draw on experience from several 1,000 failure analyses carried out in the ExcelPlas Labs over the past 25 years. The facility consists of a large warehouse to support receiving, inspecting, and storing large geomembrane rolls, GCLs and other failed components, as well as office space and other facilities.  There is much to be gained from geosynthetic manufacturers and end users performing failure investigations and root cause analyses as it provides better insight on why liners, geotextiles and other geosynthetic components have failed and how failures can be prevented in the future, enhancing safety, reliability and saving costs.  For our customers, we routinely conduct incident reports and independent forensic failure analysis of HDPE geomembrane liners, GCLs and other polymeric components. We know first hand that HDPE liner failure can result in loss of containment, environmental spills, loss of production and ultimately in costly litigation and damages. In addition, these failures can cause service interruption, safety concerns and loss of brand credibility. For these reasons, we believe that condition monitoring and failure analysis of geosynthetic liners must be standard practice for the market. We strive to determine an exact cause of failure, and develop remediate, corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08z35IAdYLM

Global Synthetics Seeking Business Development Manager for Perth
https://www.seek.com.au/job/38345751?searchrequesttoken=b331c557-2827-4c2b-b728-456be198ebea&type=standout

Cyclic Plate Testing of Geosynthetic Reinforced Airfield Pavements
https://trid.trb.org/view/1572244

Finite Element Parametric Study on Rutting Performance of Geosynthetic Reinforced Flexible Pavements
https://trid.trb.org/view/1572248

FILTRATION AND CLOGGING BEHAVIOUR OF NONWOVEN GEOTEXTILES
https://search.proquest.com/openview/defa25ee733b6da1d0ce55fa4ebd86af/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=1536338

Advances of a New Wicking Geotextile with Lateral Drainage Capabilities in Roadway Applications
https://trid.trb.org/view/1572260

Prefabrication Vertical Drain for Soft Soil Consolidation 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ranjit_Turukmane/publication/…/Prefabrication-vertical-drain-for-soft-soil-consolidation.pdf

Evaluating Hydraulic Compatibility of Geotextile and RCA in Underdrain Systems Under Turbulent Flow Regime
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aiyoub_Abbaspour/publication/…/Evaluate-Hydraulic-Compatibility-of-Geotextile-and-RCA-in-Underdrain-Systems-Under-Turbulent-Flow-Regime.pdf

Physical Model Study on Geotube with Gabion Boxes for the Application of Coastal Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-019-4312-5

Hydrodynamic and Geotechnical Stability of GeoTube and Gabion Armored Embankments
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8604872

Investigation of Aggregate Particle and Geogrid Aperture Sizes for Mechanical Stabilization Using Bender Element Shear Wave Transducers
https://trid.trb.org/view/1572246

New Laboratory Study on Pull-Out Resistance of Geogrid in Clay Soil
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026322411930185X

Analysis of the Effect of Geocell Reinforcement above Buried Pipes on Surface Settlement and Vertical Pressure 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohammed_Fattah/publication/…/Numerical-Analysis-of-the-Effect-of-Geocell-Reinforcement-above-Buried-Pipes-on-Surface-Settlement-and-Vertical-Pressure.pdf

A Case Study of Rail Track Rehabilitation with Geogrids
https://www.mdpi.com/2412-3811/4/1/8/pdf

Clock is Ticking on Andover Landfill – and Chemicals are Leaking
http://m.startribune.com/index.php/clock-is-ticking-on-andover-landfill-and-chemicals-are-leaking/506400592/


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WHAT if… you Could Make Time, Cost and Design Savings on Your Next Subgrade Stabilisation Project? – a Free Tensar workshop
Advantages of Tensar’s Subgrade Stabilisation and Pavement Optimisation
https://www.engineersireland.ie/groups/events/2019/march/what-if-you-could-make-time,-cost-and-design-savin.aspx

Access to Energy can be a Challenge—but the GEOWEB 3D Road System gets it done! Presto Geosystems
https://energynow.com/2019/02/access-to-energy-can-be-a-challenge-but-the-geoweb-3d-road-system-gets-it-done-presto-geosystems/

Quote of the Month:  “It is a paradox that it is mainly the installation of this “protective layer” which is the most frequent cause of a damage to a geomembrane”
https://www.sensorgroup.com/covered-geomembrane-testing

Layfield Geomembrane Presentation in BRISBANE on Containment of Emerging Contaminants (12th March, 2019)
https://layfieldgroup.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=13f320e7b5ead1024ac95c3b208610db.581&s=8dc40de1f26f506ce50cbe227be6427b

Layfield Geomembrane Presentation in MELBOURNE on Containment of Emerging Contaminants (14th March, 2019)
https://layfieldgroup.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=11b921ef080f7736089c757404650e40.610&s=8dc40de1f26f506ce50cbe227be6427b

The Use of HDPE-type Liners as Barrier Systems has a Major Effect on the Stability Behaviour of Tailings Dams
http://miningmirror.co.za/2019/02/15/tailings-dams-technology-learning-from-failure-part-2-mines-rethink-safety-measures/

Best Practices for Tailings Dam Design and Use of Geomembrane Liners
http://revistaminerios.com.br/best-practices-for-tailings-dam-design/

Inmarsat and Knight Piésold Announce Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution (Breaking News)
https://www.mining-technology.com/mining-safety/inmarsat-and-knight-piesold-announce-tailings-dam-monitoring-solution

GHD Tailings Dam Management and Menu of Service
https://www.ghd.com/en/services/resources/Menu-of-Services/Tailings.pdf

Use of Buried Polyethylene Liners in Earthen Bunds is Now Explicitly Allowed, which may be a Cost Saver for Remote Diesel Tank Sites
https://cottonaustralia.com.au/news/article/revised-australian-standards-for-fuel-oil-storage-the-impact-for-growers

ExcelPlas Labs Offering In-Plant Sampling for Geosynthetics
Our independent, in-plant geosynthetic sampling services are an important link in the procurement process to ensure compliant material is delivered for the project. We attend to inspect the manufacturing process and extract samples for independent conformance and compliance testing (MQC).
http://www.excelplas.com/

Golder to Gauge Consequences of Dam Failure
https://www.golder.com/news/golder-to-gauge-consequences-of-dam-failure-across-newfoundland-labrador/

The Role of Undrained Clay Soil Subgrade Properties in Controlling Deformations in Geomembranes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266114419300172

Cyclic Plate Testing for Reinforced Airport Pavements—Phase I: Geogrids
https://trid.trb.org/view/1583875

Valorization of Fine-Grain Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste in Geosynthetic Reinforced Structures
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328208624_Valorization_of_Fine-Grain_Construction_and_Demolition_CD_Waste_in_Geosynthetic_Reinforced_Structures

The Behavior of Self-launching Geotextile Bag Aprons—latest investigations from the field
https://books.google.com.au/books?hl=en&lr=&id=E_OJDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT183&dq=geotextile
&ots=Dyc9l7LzPu&sig=UfMthn9noMgG5Zms2zoHAB_u5AY

Analytical Investigation of Load Over Pipe Covered with Geosynthetic-Reinforced Sandy Soil
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40891-019-0156-z

Bentonite Enhanced Soil as an Alternative Landfill Liner (Really?)
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/239/1/012003/pdf


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• GNA now has +30,000 views per month
• Articles published on GNA get thousands of views and are distributed widely through 3rd Party Affiliates
• GNA is now the most read source of Breaking News on Geosynthetics Worldwide
• Since GNA is published up to 12 times per month, no other source of Geosynthetic Industry News comes close to being as current and up-to-date
• In 2017 we have increased readership by 10,000+ though India, Africa and Asia
• Special Advertising Packages Available for Geosynthetic Manufacturers, Installers, and Service Providers.

ExcelPlas Geosynthetics Testing Expands Geosynthetic Testing Offerings
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).
As a Nationally Accredited Testing Laboratory, our technicians, equipment and quality system are monitored regularly for proficiency and compliance assuring that you can count on quality results every time.

🔔 Geosynthetic News Alerts – Your Global Source of Geosynthetic News and Technology. Current and Updated!
http://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au

Among GNA’s objectives are:

  • To promote and educate on the development of specifications and practices that help ensure the proper use of geosynthetics.
  • To locate, interpret and disseminate new scientific research to manufacturers and users of geosynthetic materials.
  • To enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary geosynthetic technologies amongst specifiers, users and installers.

🔔 GNA – World’s Leading Source of Breaking News on Geomembranes, Geotextiles and other Geosynthetics

This Newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Labs 🔬 Australia’s Largest group of Geosynthetics Testing Labs.
http://www.excelplas.com/

GNA is currently sent to over 7500 Geosynthetic Industry Members Globally every week.
Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.geosyntheticnews.com.au/subscribe/

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