History, development, and future prospects for geosynthetics industries in China (Part 1 of 2)

August 1st, 2009

By Jingkui Chi Editor’s note: Part 2 of this 2-part series ran in the October/November issue of Geosynthetics. Following the Abstract, Part 2 concludes with sections 3 and 4 of this manuscript. Abstract This article presents an introduction to the development of China’s geosynthetics production, applications, testing, and research, and discusses the market supply and […]

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Geosynthetics in the construction of a Southern California subsurface biofilter cell system

August 1st, 2009

By Ronald S. Johnson, Sang-Sik Yeo, and Randy Sundberg Introduction The primary benefits of geosynthetic materials are the flexibility to accommodate a variety of configurations and as a nonreactive barrier for environmental isolation. These benefits are perfectly matched for this project: construction of a subsurface biofilter cell system for the removal of selenium and nitrate […]

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Erosion-control mix rebuilds Clyde’s creekbank

August 1st, 2009

A North Carolina town used a portfolio of geosynthetic erosion-control and reinforcement materials to restore a local streambank and relieve safety threats. Introduction During two weeks in September 2004, the town of Clyde, N.C., was pounded by hurricanes Ivan and Frances, both delivering destructive amounts of rainfall. The small town recovered, but four years later […]

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