Top Stories in Geosynthetics for 2016

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As promised, we reveal here today (December 29) the top stories in geosynthetics for 2016 on Geosynthetica. The stories have been ranked by most read, with the further caveat that the story must have been published in 2016. (There are a few exceptions noted at the end of older stories that actually cracked the top 15 for this year despite they having been published in previous year’s on the ... »

What Will Be Geosynthetica’s Most-Read Articles for 2016?

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As the year comes to a close, we take a closer look at the analytics to see how users have interacted with the site and to gauge our most-read articles. Readers do not interact with all content, of course. As expected, they focus on their particular areas of engineering interest. That might be a sector of engineering (e.g., transportation, coastal protection), a type of information (e.g, an abstra... »

Avoiding Whales in Anaerobic Digesters

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By Ian D. Peggs, P.E. – In 2014, shortly after being placed in service, one of two geomembrane-lined and covered anaerobic digesters generated extensive whales—“bubbles” in the lining system. Attempts to remove the apparent gas from under the cover were made unsuccessfully until it was realized that the cover was being uplifted by gas under the liner. Within two or three days, there were whales se... »

CLI Opens Geomembrane Fabrication Facility in California

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Colorado Lining International has opened a new geomembrane fabrication facility in California. The strategic location—Colton, California—will serve customers in the western United States even more efficiently, with excellent access to major roadways. The new facility is also less than two hours from four major ports: Long Beach, Hueneme, Los Angeles, and San Diego. “The additional fabricatio... »

CLI Brands Hydro-Cap(TM) Floating Cover System

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Colorado Lining International, Inc. (CLI) is giving its well-established floating cover system a new brand: Hydro-Cap™. The system has been used in a broad range of environmental conditions for more than a decade in water conservation, evaporation control, oil and gas, and anaerobic digester installations. In a release on the brand update, CLI Regional Manager Andre Harvey noted, “We have been des... »

EPA Posts 7th AgSTAR Conference Presentations

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has openly published the presentations from the 7th AgSTAR National Conference, which was held 10-12 June 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The presentations are available for download, along with event reports, here: http://www.epa.gov/agstar/news-events/events/conference13.html Key presentations include: Status and Trends of the U.S. Agricultural AD Mark... »