Premature failure of geomembrane floating covers in Australia: Causes, comparisons and recommendations

July 11th, 2023

In potable applications, some reinforced polypropylene (RPP) installations have failed in as little as four years while others have managed to achieve 17 years of service. Nearly all RPP covers in Australia have failed or degraded prematurely. The majority of failures have been due to chemical attack from chlorine exposure. Systems with chloramine disinfection have […]

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Reviving the Palos Verdes Reservoir—Part 2

April 1st, 2018

The October/November 2016 issue of Geosynthetics published Part 1 of this series on revitalizing the Palos Verdes Reservoir in Los Angeles County, California. That article described the approach to revitalizing the site, as well as the five-month-long geosynthetic manufacturing and fabrication phase. In Part 2, we continue to explore more of the inner workings for […]

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