Geocomposite lines Anchorage Regional Landfill expansion project

December 13th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Solmax In 2020, the Solid Waste Services department (SWS) of Anchorage, Alaska, expanded the Anchorage Regional Landfill’s capacity by adding a new cell 9 and tying it to several existing cells in close proximity. Alaska Aggregate Products LLC (AAP) was awarded the geosynthetics and piping contract, and AAP chose Solmax to supply all […]

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Building a greener geosynthetics product portfolio

December 10th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Geofabrics Australasia Geofabrics Australasia has been manufacturing geosynthetics for more than three decades at its site at Albury, New South Wales, Australia. The company manufacturers geosynthetics for the building and infrastructure sectors. Geofabrics Australasia increased its use of recycled content in its products starting in May 2020 with the creation of materials that […]

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Energy industries use HDPE liners for flowback water evaporation/recycling ponds

October 1st, 2021

FIGURE 1 To increase evaporation with low costs in mind, a “weep” system was added at Danish Flats to allow water to flow and fan out over the surface of the HDPE liner that is above the waterline. The problem to be solved is the disposal and recycling of millions of gallons of production water […]

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How to create a natural-looking pond with a geomembrane liner

September 27th, 2021

Constructing water pond with a geomembrane in Sweden. Photograph courtesy of BTL Liners Not all lining material is created equal. Although preshaped rigid liners exist, they are not normally what you would choose for your fish-stocking pond. No matter how small or large the pond you have in mind, your best option today is flexible […]

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Geomembrane freshwater bladders for eco-friendly beach resort

August 31st, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Solmax An eco beach resort in an undeveloped wilderness area in Panama needed to find a way to store fresh water (rainwater) for use during dry spells. The goal of the resort is to educate while entertaining and to reduce the impact on the environment. It was thus important to the resort […]

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How to install a liner in a large pond

August 25th, 2021

An AGRU HDPE geomembrane installed in Tulfes, Austria. Photograph courtesy of AGRU Austria Ponds are useful in a variety of functions, serving in processes such as water treatment, thermal storage, farming and more. Regardless of their function, one of the most important considerations in pond design is containment. Containment is often handled through compacted clay […]

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Solmax liners help secure 10-day build of Wuhan hospital

April 1st, 2021

Workers involved in the installation of the Solmax liner for the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China. Photograph courtesy of Solmax In late January 2020, just before the Chinese Lunar New Year, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in large areas of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The city went into lockdown on Jan. 23, 2020, with the […]

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The GMA Techline

February 1st, 2021

Moderated by George R. Koerner BIOLOGICAL DEGRADATION OF PE AND PP Q: Can you please enlighten me on the biological degradation of polyolefin polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP)? A: Within the various plant forms of biological life, i.e., bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi and algae, polymer degradation is essentially nonexistent due to high molecular weight of the common […]

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The GMA Techline

April 1st, 2020

Moderated by George R. Koerner and Y. “Grace” Hsuan Welding Rod Q: This question is in regard to the welding rod intended for welding of geomembranes (both high-density polyethylene [HDPE] and linear low-density polyethylene [LLDPE]). Are there any GRI GM13- or GM17-based requirements for welding rods or are there any white papers or specifications? I […]

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Large-scale studies to evaluate the resilient modulus of geocell-reinforced pavement

April 1st, 2019

The 2017 ASCE report card (ASCE 2017) on civil infrastructure assigned grade “D” for America’s roads, and this rating necessitates the adoption of more sustainable and resilient approaches in design and construction of transport infrastructures such as highway embankments and pavements. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) material has been considered as one of the sustainable options […]

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