Mining & Energy

Lining a South African Mine’s Gravity Thickener Tank Floor
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Lining a South African Mine’s Gravity Thickener Tank Floor

The gravity thickener infrastructure at Exxaro’s Grootegeluk mine in Lephalale, South Africa plays a pivotal role in the recycling of water used for settlement of fines generated through fragmentation (blasting from mining) and degradation (handling processes in pit and plant; loading of trucks, bunkers, silos, chutes, transfer points). When the site operator’s maintenance program deemed it necess... »

Alexiew Announces Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Engineering Consultancy
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Alexiew Announces Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Engineering Consultancy

Dr. Dimiter Alexiew has made his name with more than 30 years of experience in developing advanced geotechnical systems. Now, he announces the formation of Alexiew Geoconsulting, an independent Geosynthetics & Geotechnical Engineering Consultancy. With his new practice. Dr. Alexiew offers a wide range of services to support consultants, contractors, and producers. DIMITER ALEXIEW AS A CONSULTA... »

WEBINAR: Pond Liner System Design and Operation
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WEBINAR: Pond Liner System Design and Operation

Though pond lining applications are common, the proper design and operation of a pond liner system requires great care. A large number of facilities in need of liquid containment are sensitive sites at which pond leakage could result in heavy repair costs, operational shutdowns, and environmental damage. The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) has ... »

Geosynthetics in Colombia – An Interview with Carlos Moreno
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Geosynthetics in Colombia – An Interview with Carlos Moreno

Geosynthetica’s Spanish-language publication editor, Natalia Rodado Bernal, had the opportunity to interview engineer Carlos Moreno, who heads up the Geosystems Engineering Department of PAVCO. His group is focused on the technical engineering behind PAVCO’s many geosystems projects, with the company providing consulting, construction, and geosynthetics expertise in civil works. CARLOS MORENO ON G... »

Reinforcing India’s First Vertical Expansion of a Landfill

Geosynthetica’s 2017 Top 10 Stories

Each year we look back at the most-popular reads on Geosynthetica to gauge trends in the field and international reader interests. It also provides us another piece to add to the geosynthetics industry’s historical record. While we find a diverse range of topics in our 2017 Top 10 (most-read) stories, we also find key connections between them. Notably, articles on MSE reinforcement design and indu... »

PODCAST: Disturbed Land Reclamation with Tom Willilams
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PODCAST: Disturbed Land Reclamation with Tom Williams

In this episode of GeoTalk, we check in with Tom Williams, a 40-year veteran of disturbed land reclamation work, much of which has been in connection with mining. Mining activities are integral to the success of an enormous number of industries that are inextricably part of our lives. Communications. Construction. Healthcare. Energy. Transportation. Essentially, everything in modern life is connec... »

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