Deploying a geosynthetic mattress ballast layer at an ore-processing site

August 1, 2018  |  Feature

New applications of geosynthetics are being found that form from overlaps of existing functions, such as protection, separation, filtration and drainage. One new geosynthetic product, the geosynthetic mattress ballast layer (GBL), was first implemented for an ore-processing waste facility protection…
GeoDallas watch: Check out the lineup from the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center

July 31, 2018  |  Events

GeoDallas is quickly approaching. On Oct. 16–17, 2018, the geotechnical community will gather to hear industry experts share case studies, technical lectures, short courses and panel discussions based on the conference’s theme “Geosynthetics in Transportation and Environmental Applications.”…
Testing a new method for mining-waste storage using polymer-enhanced geosynthetic clay liners

July 31, 2018  |  Feature

Geosynthetic clay liners (GCL) and polymer-modified geosynthetic clay liners (PMG) are gaining favor for use in industrial waste disposal and ore-processing applications (Athanassopoulos et al. 2015, Donovan et al. 2016a, Donovan et al. 2016b). The GCL or PMG can be a component of a composite liner …