Multi-linear drainage geocomposites for railways

June 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Multi-linear drainage geocomposite under railway embankment In civil engineering, drainage systems are traditionally made with granular material layers and perforated collector pipes. The use of drainage geocomposites became more common 30 years ago with the development of products that met the specific requirements of each application. Moreover, the geocomposite is cheaper than the […]

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Design of reinforcement geosynthetics in landfill piggyback expansion

June 1st, 2021

FIGURE 1 Installation of reinforcement geosynthetic An operator at a nonhazardous waste storage facility proposed extending the facility’s life, within the existing perimeter, by vertically expanding the cells in operation to a maximum thickness of waste of 52.5 feet (16 m). This project is based on nonhazardous waste storage cells 49.2-feet (15-m) thick, some of […]

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A minitube blanket for landfill gas collection and containment

August 1st, 2019

By Stephan Fourmont, Pascal Saunier and Toraj Ghofrani Landfill gas (LFG) is produced during the decomposition of putrescible material in landfills. Often referred to as biogas, LFG is a source of odors and fugitive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. LFG is typically 40%–60% methane, which is 25 times more potent to affect climate change than carbon […]

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