Solmax and Solites develop the next generation of pit thermal energy storage

September 15th, 2021

In Langkazi, Tibet, a 529,720-square-foot (15,000-m3) PTES with a capacity of 700 MWh of heat was constructed and professionally sealed by Solmax. Photograph courtesy of Solmax What does the next generation of pit thermal energy storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pitresearch and development project funded by the German […]

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Bentonite mats allow fish to migrate

August 1st, 2021

The geosynthetic-based fish ladder (left) at the Schwabentorwehr in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Photograph courtesy of NAUE GMBH & Co. KG The Schwabentorwehr (Swabian Gate Weir) in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, was in disrepair and insurmountable for fish. With the help of bentonite mats, the fish now have a free run again. The historic Schwabentorwehr […]

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

August 1st, 2018

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 application in 2015. The GBL is a geotextile containment system that provides a tubular component […]

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IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13th, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this […]

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Geosynthetics: To protect and conserve water

April 1st, 2018

Geosynthetics are part of a flexible, cost-effective infrastructure that helps to treat, store and deliver clean water around the world. If you’ve had a glass of clean water today, you can likely thank a geosynthetic product. Geosynthetics perform behind-the-scenes work to ensure communities have access to adequate potable water and clean waterways. They also hold […]

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HUESKER’s Zerhouni discusses geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement in video

February 2nd, 2018

HUESKER has released a video of Mourad Zerhouni, Dipl.-Ing., who is based in Gescher, Germany, providing an introduction to the functions of geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement. Society’s growing mobility and rapidly aging road networks are currently challenging the road construction sector with ever greater and more cost-intensive options, HUESKER said. Engineers and project managers need to […]

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HUESKER webinar on finite element and geosynthetics

February 1st, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Finite Element and Geosynthetics,” on Feb. 14, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. The webinar will be taught by Dr. Arash Lavasan, a HUESKER engineer based in Gescher, Germany). For more information or to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/finitegeowebinar.

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Competence and vision: Knuffinke retiring from NAUE

December 20th, 2017

After nearly 27 years, Thomas Knuffinke is retiring from the senior management team of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG at the end of this year. NAUE News reported the retirement of senior manager Thomas Knuffinke in their December 2017 issue. After successfully completing his studies in business administration, Knuffinke started his career in 1981 with […]

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Part 2: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

October 1st, 2017

As discussed in Part 1 of “The Regulation of CCR in the United States,” for the first time in decades, nationwide regulation of CCR (coal combustion residuals) surface impoundments expands the regulated use of geosynthetic materials. While the CCR Rule (2015) allows continued operation of existing CCR surface impoundments, it provides criteria for the disposition […]

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Part 1: The regulation of CCR in the United States: Geosynthetics and barriers

August 1st, 2017

The regulation of coal ash (coal combustion residuals or CCR) has significantly expanded the market for geosynthetics within the United States. Further, there is interest in these regulations around the globe in every country using coal as an energy source. These regulations are the result of recent environmental incidents. The regulations call for the increased […]

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