Premature failure of geomembrane floating covers in Australia: Causes, comparisons and recommendations

July 11th, 2023

In potable applications, some reinforced polypropylene (RPP) installations have failed in as little as four years while others have managed to achieve 17 years of service. Nearly all RPP covers in Australia have failed or degraded prematurely. The majority of failures have been due to chemical attack from chlorine exposure. Systems with chloramine disinfection have […]

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Geomembranes for agriculture protect environment

March 9th, 2022

Experts at International Cover Systems Inc. discuss two major applications of geomembranes for agriculture that protect the environment. FIGURE 1 Large geomembrane-lined agricultural lagoon before filling. Photograph courtesy of International Cover Systems Inc. Many of us love meat and dairy, but most put little thought into the waste produced by the animals that bring us these tiers […]

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Raven salt gradient solar pond geomembrane for distilling brine water

September 30th, 2021

Full-site deployment of the Dura-Skrim reinforced polypropylene (RPP) panels and ballast tubes. Photograph courtesy of Raven Engineered Films Freshwater supplies are a worldwide issue for many areas in relation to access and availability. Geosynthetics have long been a significant factor in environmental water containment solutions. Solar Power & Water pond systems are designed and marketed […]

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