EVOH Layers and Better Gas Barrier Performance for Geomembranes

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Geosynthetic barriers perform exceptionally well in liquid containment applications, but gas barrier performance can still be improved. Volatile organic compounds, for example, can diffuse through barrier systems. The rate is low, but the incorporation of an EVOH layer in a geomembrane has shown that the diffusion rate of VOCs can actually be much lower. Applications that utilize geosynthetics and... »

GCCM Remediates Brick Flume in Bath

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By Concrete Canvas – An old brick flume was taking water from a nearby canal. The water course traveled under a Network Rail line and into a river the other side in Bath. To remediate its aging, leaking design, Concrete Canvas ® GCCM* (CC) was installed as a long-term lining system. The works were carried out by Gardiners for The Canal & River Trust. CONCRETE CANVAS FOR A BRICK FLUME The origi... »

Active Layers Enhance New Tektoseal Barrier Geosynthetics

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The wave of innovation in geosynthetics continues, with new active layer products announced by HUESKER. The company’s Tektoseal® Active line of barrier solutions are multi-layer composite materials that feature two outer woven or nonwoven geotextile layers and an internal active layer. The products are designed to be particularly effective for remediation, groundwater protection, and oil absorptio... »

Geodesic Domes, Geosynthetics, and a New Partnership

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In addition to its large geosynthetics supply and installation business, Titan Environmental Containment has a well-established construction side. The company’s construction experience led it to build one of Canada’s largest aluminum geodesic domes. The company’s construction work has often been in regards to large tanks, such as for agricultural applications or bulk liquid storage. In Alber... »

VIDEO INTERVIEWS with John Imm and Dave Chenowith

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During Environmental Connection 2016, Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs caught up with John Imm of APEX and Dave Chenowith of Western States Reclamation. Imm was at the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) show to promote his company’s latest advances for applying hydroseed and other hydraulically applied erosion control products (HECPs). APEX’s new vortex pumping system is d... »

HUESKER Announces an Additional Coal Ash Webinar

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HUESKER launched a series of “mini-webinars” this year, succinct (<30 min) engineering discussions on various geosynthetic applications and materials. January’s coal ash webinar was so well-attended that the company has announced an additional date for the live session: March 2 at 2:00 pm EST.   REGISTER ONLINE DOWNLOAD COAL ASH FLYER (PDF) These sessions are free to atte... »

Four HUESKER Webinars Announced

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The HUESKER webinars have established a good following. The company has announced three more for February and one for March. These concise, free, engineering sessions, all of which are less than 30 minutes, will address pavement interlayers, geotextile-encased columns, mining reinforcement and safety, and coal ash engineering with geosynthetics. The coal ash session (March 2) is a repeat of a high... »

HUESKER on Coal Ash and Geosynthetics

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The January 2016 GeoConnect Newsletter from HUESKER has a strong focus on coal ash and geosynthetics, on the updated coal combustion residual (CCR) regulations in the United States and the many solutions the sector is receiving from geosynthetics industry. The company’s focus includes a feature column and a breakdown of relevant products. It also held a successful, free, mini-webinar (< 30 min)... »

HUESKER Adds Four Mini-Webinars in January

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Webinars have grown significantly in their use for technical knowledge transfer, engineering training, and product and application introduction. HUESKER, which has run a successful series of hour-long webinars, is unveiling a series of mini-webinars in January. These 20-minute sessions, followed by an open question period, will focus on hot sectors (e.g., coal ash), reinforcement products (Fortrac... »

Live and On-Demand Professional Development

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As the calendar year winds down, professional development opportunities such as engineering webinars are utilized more. For some, these sessions provide needed PDHs. For others, it is simply the best time of the year for them to take time for the education. In December, multiple live and on-demand sessions are available. Live and pre-recorded webinar-based and online education tools have expanded ... »

Three Engineering Webinars from HUESKER in December

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After a series of well-received engineering webinars in September and October on canal lining, international geosynthetics manufacturer HUESKER is enhancing its education schedule with three free webinars in December. The topics will be asphalt reinforcement (December 2), sediment capping and containment (December 8), and geotextile encased columns (December 9). The details and register links foll... »

Capping the Farley Mine

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Mining is a vital activity for modern life. The metals, minerals, and other raw materials extracted enable the production and success of many (if not most) of the goods each of us utilizes directly and indirectly on a daily basis for communication, transportation, food production, safety, etc. But the legacy of mining, particularly for mines that were initiated before the advent of today’s contain... »

Titan Environmental Containment Continues to Strengthen Business

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In a little under a decade of operation, Manitoba-headquartered Titan Environmental Containment has built a strong team and reputation, with operations expanding to cover all of Canada and the United States. Titan’s portfolio of geosynthetics and steel tanks and its deeply experience installation team have given it important supply and installation contracts in mining, oil and gas, agriculture, en... »

RemTech 2014 – The Future of Remediation

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It is very rich and prestigious the audience of stakeholders who will take part in RemTech Expo (www.remtechexpo.com), the most specialized event in Italy on the remediation of contaminated sites and the requalification of the territory, scheduled at Ferrara Fiere from 17 to 19 September 2014: the Regions and Municipalities, ISPRA and Arpa, the industry, the oil sector, Ports, Autostrade, Railways... »

InfoMine Update on Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014

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By Jack Caldwell – On 8 – 11 September 2014, InfoMine is hosting the first international conference on Geosynthetics Mining Solutions. Why a conference on geosynthetics in mining when there are other conferences on geosynthetics? Two reasons: first, because geosynthetics in mining have to solve problems not commonly encountered in civil construction; and, second, because almost half th... »

Watershed Moment: SWANA Recognizes ClosureTurf Installation

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Alpharetta, GA – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) awarded Escambia County’s effort to remediate a variety of major issues at Saufley Field Road Construction and Demolition Landfill with the Silver Award for Landfill Remediation. As a result of the award, SWANA is recognizing the successful collaboration of Escambia County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protec... »

ClosureTurf™Landfill Installation Wins SWANA Award

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GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA – For its use of ClosureTurf™, an innovative alternative cover system, the Saufley Field Landfill in Pensacola, Florida recently received a national award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The Escambia County project was honored with a Silver Award for Landfill Remediation due to the use of this system over the landfill’s 22 acre site. The applic... »

GSI Webinar on Landfill Closures, May 14

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By Robert M. Koerner – The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host its twelfth in a series of monthly GSI Webinars on May 14 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT). The topic: “Landfill Closures:  Past-Present-Emerging.” Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to present practice as required by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through RCRA and Superfund reg... »

Sand Drift, Geotextile Tubes, and Land Reclamation in Taiwan

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By ACE Geosynthetics – Taichung Harbor, located at the south side of the Dajia River outfall, suffered from siltation due to drifting sand. A silt deposition area between the harbor and the outfall had been established to trap drifting sand and prevented sedimentation from interfering with the navigation channel and harbor. However, increasing sand drift load led to saturation of the silt depositi... »

Abstracts Extension: Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014

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The deadline for submission of abstracts to Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 has been extended to March 17. Organized by Infomine, and in partnership with SLR Consulting, the event will be held 8 – 11 September 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. It will be the first conference and exhibition specifically devoted to geosynthetics in mining applications. Geosynthetics Mining Solutions (www.geosynth... »

LiteEarth Performance and Durability Proven Through Independent Testing

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Austin, Texas – The performance, durability and regulatory compliance of LiteEarth has been proven through a full spectrum of testing applicable to long-term closure of municipal solid waste (MSW), coal combustion residuals (CCR), mining and more. LiteEarth is a synthetic grass and EPDM geomembrane liner designed to close landfills, coal ash sites and other land reclamation projects. Each of the c... »

Raven’s Next Generation Seven-Layer Barrier Films

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Sioux Falls, SD (6 November 2013) —Raven Industries Engineered Films Division (Nasdaq:RAVN) announces the full integration and qualification of their newest blown film line installed earlier this year: a seven-layer oriented barrier system.  The new extrusion line is next generation technology for manufacturing precise lightweight barrier films ranging from 0.80 mil up to 10 mil in thickness.  Uni... »

“Bonificare i siti per chiudere col passato e conciliare green economy…”

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Le parole del Ministro dell’Ambiente Orlando, che con il suo messaggio ha inaugurato la settima edizione di RemTech Expo (Fiera di Ferrara, 18-20 Settembre), suonano al contempo come un monito e un impegno: “I temi che RemTech affronta, confermandosi un luogo essenziale di confronto, spunti, suggerimenti, proposte e risposte di assoluto rilievo, riguardano il passato e il futuro del nostro P... »

Il Ministro dell’Ambiente Orlando inaugura RemTech Expo 2013 (Italian version)

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La settima edizione di RemTech Expo 2013 (www.remtechexpo.com), il Salone più specializzato in Italia sulle bonifiche dei siti contaminati e la riqualificazione del territorio, sarà inaugurata dal Ministro dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare Andrea Orlando, che interverrà al convegno di apertura “Sostenibilità, tecnologie innovative e impatti economici”, approfondendo il tema “B... »

Environment Minister to Open RemTech Expo 2013 in Ferrara (Italy)

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The seventh edition of RemTech Expo 2013 (www.remtechexpo.com), the most prestigious event in Italy on the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites , will be inaugurated by the Minister for the Environment , Land and Sea—Andrea Orlando—who will speak at the opening event chaired by Giovanni Beretta and Daniele Cazzuffi  on the subject of “Sustainability , innovative technologies a... »