FGI to host webinar on geosynthetics and stability for heap leaching and tailings dams

September 16th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) will sponsor a free webinar, “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics,” on Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. CDT. The webinar will discuss the use of geosynthetics and bottom liner systems in heap leach pads and tailings storage areas. This is important because tailing ponds […]

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Using geosynthetics in mining heap leach pads

September 13th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE GmbH & Co. KG Industrial mining is essential in our tech-driven world. The need to create more efficient and cost-effective solutions has led to the rising popularity of a large-scale mining technique called heap leaching. Heap leaching utilizes chemical reactions to separate desired minerals from raw ore. The technique can produce […]

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A special issue of Geosynthetics magazine

August 1st, 2021

In this special issue of Geosynthetics magazine, Jie Han, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, of the University of Kansas, the 2021 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecturer and Awardee, has written a fascinating article, “Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: Improving Practice with Better Theory,” summarizing the key contents of his Koerner lecture and emphasizing the important point: Improving practice with […]

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GSI to host webinar on geosynthetics in heap leach mining

July 28th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Seaman Corp. The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Geosynthetic Applications Used in Heap Leach Mining,”on August 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The chemical extraction of precious metals […]

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IGS offers webinar on geomembrane behavior in mining

May 7th, 2021

Learn about the effects of acidic and alkali conditions on geomembrane performance in mining solutions at an upcoming IGS webinar on May 26 at 9 p.m. EDT. The IGS Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B) is set to host Dr. Fady B. Abdelaal, who will talk about “Long-Term Performance of Different Polymeric Geomembranes in Extreme High […]

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Bituminous geomembranes (BGM) for ponds in mining

February 1st, 2021

By Natalie Daly and Bernard Breul  FIGURE 1 RUSAL Alumina clarifier pond bituminous geomembrane (BGM) liner, Ireland Bitumen has emerged as a standard 20th-century waterproofing material in civil and water engineering in the form of bituminous concrete, asphalt and bituminous geomembranes. The first applications of bituminous geomembranes (BGM) were in France in 1975 near Grenoble […]

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Western GeoSystems’ Jung now represents DRAINTUBE in the western U.S.

February 11th, 2019

Andy Jung is an environmental professional with more than 20 years of field work, operation management and sales experience. He has twice been awarded National Sales Representative of the year by two different organizations: Veolia and Clean Harbors. He has worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2013. In February 2018, Jung started his own company, […]

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Act Global and Solmax release next generation of LiteEarth capping system

January 29th, 2019

Act Global and Solmax announced the launch of the next generation LiteEarth PE capping system. LiteEarth is a patented synthetic-grass capping system developed for long-term closure of solid and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash, mining containment sites, and other land reclamation projects. “We have engineered the next generation of a truly sustainable and efficient system,” […]

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New ASTM International standard will help in construction with GCLs

August 2nd, 2018

A newly released ASTM International standard will help those who construct and install geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), which are used to help with containment for: landfills coal combustion residual storage cells mining operations remediation and environmental protection projects The new standard (D8204) focuses on evaluating both best practices as well as possible negative impacts of […]

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Geosynthetics use expands in mining and ore processing

August 1st, 2018

The estimated value of nonfuel mining of raw materials in the United States alone totaled $75.2 billion in 2017, according to an annual report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Everything from aluminum to zinc falls into this massive category, but that dollar figure is dwarfed by the USGS’s estimate in that same report of […]

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