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Protecting the environment with Geosynthetics - The 53rd Karl Terzaghi Lecture, Southampton

  • Lecture
  • 11 September 2017
  • 18:00 - 19:30
Protecting the environment with Geosynthetics - The 53rd Karl Terzaghi Lecture, Southampton

About this event

Geosynthetics are now widely used to contain fluids and protect the environment. Applications include most modern landfills, lagoons for contaminated fluid and drinking water, dams, and mining applications such as heap leach pads and in tailings storage facilities where loss of fluid to surface water or groundwater must be minimized.

These systems often involve a single liner with welded panels of geomembrane liner, a geosynthetic clay liner, or a composite liner with a geomembrane over a clay liner. For large landfills or other higher-risk applications, a double liner system with a geocomposite or granular drain between two liners is used.

Most frequently designs have used materials that meet a minimum set of commonly specified index parameters. This lecture draws together field observations, long-term experimental data, and theory to show how, and why, these systems have worked so well while highlighting the importance of design and construction considerations that, if overlooked, can cause problems. It then discusses the means of avoiding pitfalls.

Please join us at 17.30 for refreshments and a start time of 18.00.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

James Flack
e: james.flack@ramboll.co.uk

Event venue

Boldrewood Innovation Campus
Building 176, Room 2013
Burgess Road
Southampton
S016 7QF
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: anne.qualters@ice.org.uk
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