COMANCO completes Crystal Lagoon lining in southwest Florida

November 24th, 2021

By David Ramirez, project engineer, COMANCO Crews lining the lagoon with a white LLDPE geomembrane. Photograph courtesy of COMANCO A COMANCO crew led by Superintendent Alejandro Loza has completed a Crystal Lagoon geosynthetics installation in Bradenton, Fla. The COMANCO lagoon liner consisted of smooth and textured 80-mil (2-mm) linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) white geomembrane. Overall, […]

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Reviving the Palos Verdes Reservoir—Part 2

April 1st, 2018

The October/November 2016 issue of Geosynthetics published Part 1 of this series on revitalizing the Palos Verdes Reservoir in Los Angeles County, California. That article described the approach to revitalizing the site, as well as the five-month-long geosynthetic manufacturing and fabrication phase. In Part 2, we continue to explore more of the inner workings for […]

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Controlling uplifting gas bubbles in exposed geomembrane-lined ponds—Part 3

April 1st, 2018

Part 1 of this series (Thiel 2017) demonstrated how the size, shape, pressure, and stresses and strains experienced by geomembrane bubbles inflated with gas could be analytically estimated. Part 2 of this series (Thiel 2018) evaluated the considerations for incorporating a gas-venting underdrain below the geomembrane liner. The current, and final, Part 3 of this […]

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