Multilinear drainage geocomposites to filter oil sands tailing slurries

October 1st, 2018

Mining and some energy operations generate large quantities of water-containing tailings. These tailings are made of crushed-rock particles that are deposited in a slurry form. This is the case for coal, tar sand, lead, zinc, gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, nickel, taconite (iron), phosphate, bauxite (aluminum oxide), uranium, trona (soda ash) and potash, for example. There […]

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HUESKER releases video on SoilTain geotextile tubes for dewatering

April 26th, 2018

HUESKER Group made public a YouTube video on the company’s SoilTain geotextile tubes for high-flow dewatering of waterlogged sediments and residues from mines, industrial plants, construction sites and sewage works, applications, the company said, that are often expensive and labor intensive if dewatering is not undertaken. The SoilTain dewatering tube is a technical textile containment […]

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HUESKER webinar on geosynthetic tubes

January 26th, 2018

HUESKER will offer a free webinar entitled “Geosynthetic Tubes for Dewatering,” on Jan. 31, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. HUESKER’s SoilTain® dewatering tube is a technical textile containment system made from a specially developed woven filter that is used to dewater a wide variety of sludge types. The webinar will be taught […]

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Case Study: Capping semi-liquid solids with geosynthetic layers

October 1st, 2016

Introduction A U.S.-based polyethylene and polyester resin/polymer producer recently closed a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, N.C. (Photo 1). The company hired an engineering firm to manage the demolition and removal of the expansive structures and infrastructure. Part of the environmental responsibilities was to also find a viable solution for closing a 12-acre sludge basin. But […]

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