Geosynthetics Conference 2023 workshop lineup announced

June 1st, 2022

The Geosynthetics Conference 2023 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the workshop and panel discussion program for the conference, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Workshops are two hours long and feature in-depth instruction without a full-day commitment. Panel discussions are 90 minutes long and promote lively discussion with audience interaction. Workshops and panel […]

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Green dewatering with geotextile tubes

December 1st, 2021

TenCate Geotube dewatering solutions offers substantially lower energy consumption. Photograph courtesy TenCate Geosynthetics When planning a dewatering operation, bridging the gap between efficiency and sustainability is essential. TenCate Geotube helps manage this balancing act.  Not all dewatering systems are equally green. Amongst other things, the amount and source of the energy required is a decisive factor when it comes to the operation’s carbon footprint. Over the years, and because of its distinctive and proven specific […]

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Dewatering of sludge from a sewage treatment plant with geotextile tubes

June 1st, 2021

Water is an important resource for people’s quality of life and is indispensable for several uses, including desedentation. However, this resource is finite and available in small quantities in the quality of fresh water, at liquid state and on the surface. Therefore, rivers and lakes, providers of surface water resources, must be treated and kept […]

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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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