Geosynthetics are uniquely suited

October 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are found in the strangest of places. But that just speaks to how versatile and useful they are for a wide variety of applications. Dewatering, energy-site closure, erosion control, reinforcement and stabilization are just a few applications that geosynthetics address in this issue. In addition, many of the geographic areas discussed here are sensitive […]

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Recovery of rare earth elements from acid mine drainage using geotextile tubes

October 1st, 2019

By Tom Stephens Acid mine drainage (AMD) has been occurring in the Appalachian region since coal mining began in the early 18th century. Over time, many mines reached the end of their useful life and production ceased or companies went out of business, resulting in AMD discharging from these abandoned mines into native streams and […]

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An innovative cover system to close an ash/sludge impoundment

August 1st, 2019

By Paul C. O’Malley, José L. Urrutia and Don DiGuilio The two projects (confidential client) are industrial sites consisting of coal ash and by-product sludge located in the southeastern United States. The projects included 70 and 67 acres (28 and 27 ha) in closure areas, and the waste source consisted of industrial sludge with a […]

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2018 International Achievement Awards

February 1st, 2019

Recognizing design excellence in geosynthetics The International Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence in geosynthetic applications. The awards are an annual competition promoting awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than 70 […]

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Multilinear drainage geocomposites to filter oil sands tailing slurries

October 1st, 2018

Mining and some energy operations generate large quantities of water-containing tailings. These tailings are made of crushed-rock particles that are deposited in a slurry form. This is the case for coal, tar sand, lead, zinc, gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, nickel, taconite (iron), phosphate, bauxite (aluminum oxide), uranium, trona (soda ash) and potash, for example. There […]

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PLOSAB s.r.o. shows cutting open of TenCate geotextile tube in YouTube video

July 27th, 2018

PLOSAB s.r.o., based in the Czech Republic, has released a YouTube video showing the cutting open of geotextile tube drainage bags filled with predominantly organic sediment. The video was shot about a week after the filling of the TenCate Geotubes. The company has been offering a comprehensive range of floating dredger services since 2007, and […]

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Flowrox introduces all-in-one geotextile filtration and dewatering unit

June 18th, 2018

On June 11, 2018, Flowrox Oy, headquartered in Lappeenranta, Finland, launched the Flowrox Geobag™, an all-in-one roll-off geotextile filtration and dewatering unit that consists of Flowrox’s high-performance Packaged Pumping System™ and the company’s LPP-T transfer pump to ensure chemical dosing ability and high-performance pumping. The product is watertight with a drain valve that enables closed […]

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HUESKER releases video on SoilTain geotextile tubes for dewatering

April 26th, 2018

HUESKER Group made public a YouTube video on the company’s SoilTain geotextile tubes for high-flow dewatering of waterlogged sediments and residues from mines, industrial plants, construction sites and sewage works, applications, the company said, that are often expensive and labor intensive if dewatering is not undertaken. The SoilTain dewatering tube is a technical textile containment […]

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IFAI IAA Awards: Dewatering with geotextile tubes in a D.C. tunnel

April 1st, 2018

Completion Date: March 1, 2017 Fabric Name: Flintex™ OS425 Hi-Flo Fabric Producer: Flint Industries In 2013 DC Water in Washington, D.C., awarded the Impregilo-Healy-Parsons joint venture $254 million to design and build the second portion of a large tunnel system. The purpose of the tunneling project was to separately direct wastewater and stormwater to relieve […]

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Editorial: Geomembranes and water

April 1st, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) asserts that a clean water supply is “fundamental to global health.” WHO estimates that considerable exposure worldwide to contraction of many waterborne diseases and conditions (diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, parasites, bacterial infections, etc.) could be diminished by increasing access to safe drinking water, improving sanitation and hygiene, and improving water management. […]

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