GCL Transforms Australian Quarry into Landfill

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By NAUE – An Australian quarry became of the country’s largest landfills, with the installation of a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) barrier system. The site, known as the Western Landfill, has an available airspace totaling more than 15,000,000m3. Since 1999, the facility has offered municipal and commercial waste management services to metropolitan Melbourne. Today, more than 30% of Vi... »

GCLs Continue to Influence Barrier Designs

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The use of geosynthetic clay liners–GCLs–in engineered barrier systems has broadened substantially. Part of this growth has been fueled by a long record of successful performance. And, as with other geosynthetics, the growth has also been supported by numerous manufacturing and design advances. These have enabled GCLs to be far more application and site-specific today. GCLS & BENTO... »

AUSTRALIA: Rowe Headlines Multi-Component GCL Seminar

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Renowned researcher and educator, Dr. R. Kerry Rowe, P.Eng., has been announced as the featured presented during a multi-city seminar tour of Australia. The topic, “Multi-component Geosynthetic Clay Liners,” will feature research, design, and local case studies. DOWNLOAD THE EVENT BROCHURE (PDF) Key topics in the session include landfill applications, water resource management, tailings dams, inte... »

INTERVIEW: Agru America Enters the GCL Market

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Nathan Ivy, Technical/CSR Coordinator at Agru America, Inc., has worked in the geosynthetics field for 20+ years. His company, which is one of the world’s largest geosynthetics manufacturers and very well known in the barrier market, is launching a line of geosynthetic clay liners (Agru GeoClay™). Geosynthetica’s editor Chris Kelsey traded thoughts with Ivy on the years the company has... »

Will Gates Returns to Minnesota: GCLs, Mining, and More

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On October 17, Dr. Will Gates (SmecTech Research Consulting, Monash University) wrapped up some visits in the United States with a talk organized by the Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS). Gates, who lives and works in Australia, was born and raised in Minnesota and has become one of the foremost experts on clays, particularly as they are or can be utilized in geosynthetic designs and materials ... »