Adding graphene to geosynthetics

June 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: I have some commercial application questions in the field of geosynthetics. We manufacture graphene powders in the most sustainable way, and it allows us to supply graphene to manufacturers much more economically. As you may have heard, graphene has wonderful material properties atomically to off…
ASTM formed dimple board standard

June 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: Which American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test would you recommend for tear evaluation of formed dimple board? I am aware of D1004, but can this test be performed on formed dimple board?
Stacking GCL rolls

June 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: I have a question regarding the storage and handling of geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) rolls. The manufacturer allows stacking up to five GCL rolls. Is this okay?
Welding HDPE geomembranes with biogas present

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: We are a Brazilian company specializing in biogas plants. We have built a big lagoon biodigester with a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane cover. Now the cover is leaking liquid contained in the lagoon: We are organizing the repair procedure, and we would like to first investigate state…
NSF 61-certified HDPE geomembranes

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: Hi, we are looking for options for NSF 61-certified high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liners for installation in a potable water tank, 95th-percentile concentration of free chlorine in the tank is 1.2 ppm (1.2 mg/L). The current liner (60-mil [1.5-mm] textured HDPE, installed in 1999) is damaged a…
Impregnation of GCLs

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: We are confused with the term “impregnation” as it relates to seaming geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs). There are two types of impregnations: (1) Edge impregnation, and (2) complete nonwoven (cap layer) impregnation of GCLs. How does a manufacturer do this?
GCL-GM geocomposite: Which end is up?

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: In a geosynthetic clay liner-geomembrane (GCL-GM) geocomposite, does it make any difference which side of the geocomposite is up: GM or clay?
Calendared nonwoven geotextiles

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: What is the difference between normal nonwoven and calendared nonwoven (both needlepunched) geotextiles? Where can we use calendared nonwoven geotextiles?
LCC curing effect on geogrids

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: Can you tell me whether modest warming of geogrids (e.g., due to heat generated by the curing of lightweight cellular concrete [LCC]) might impact the long-term strength or long-term modulus of geogrids?
High pH effects geogrids?

April 1, 2022  |  Q&A: GMA Techline

Q: Can you tell me whether the high pH of curing portland cement (typically ~12.4) might have any impact on the long-term performance of geogrids?