ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Symposium to address multi-component geosynthetic clay liners.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
April 10, 2012 - Third Symposium on Current and Future Practices for the Testing of Multi-Component Geosynthetic Clay Liners will be held June 27. Major motivator for symposium is the advent of multi-component GCLs, which can be defined as GCLs with attached film, coating, or membrane that decreases hydraulic conductivity, protects clay core, or both. Topics will include mechanical testing, peel and shear behavior, hydraulic testing, durability of multi-component, field performance, and research studies.

ASTM International Symposium on Testing of Multi-Component Geosynthetic Clay Liners

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: April 5, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -The Third Symposium on Current and Future Practices for the Testing of Multi-Component Geosynthetic Clay Liners will be held June 27 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committees. A major motivator for this new symposium is the advent of "multi-component GCLs." These materials can be defined as a "GCL with an attached film, coating, or membrane that decreases the hydraulic conductivity or protects the clay core, or both." Either a thin plastic barrier is attached to one geotextile component of the GCL or a geotextile component is coated with a polyolefin polymer. In both cases, the added barrier extends the GCL's range of use to a number of site conditions that were previously considered prohibitive (for example, presence of roots, greater chemical threat, protection against desiccation, etc.). It is now the task of ASTM Subcommittee D35.04 on Geosynthetic Clay Liners to identify the proper tests for these newer multi-component GCLs, either by adopting/modifying existing test methods or developing new procedures to help designers, owners, operators, regulators, manufacturers and other stakeholders test these materials. Topics of the symposium include: o Mechanical testing;
o Peel and shear behavior;
o Hydraulic testing;
o Durability of multi-component;
o Field performance; and
o Research studies. Online registration is now open and closes June 20. The fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members, presenters and session chairs is $90 USD for online registration and $115 USD for onsite registration. The fee for non-members is $115 USD for online registration and $140 USD for onsite registration. Visit to register and for additional information. Additional technical information is available from symposium chairman Kent P. Von Maubeuge, NAUE GMH & Co. KG, Espelkamp-Fiestel, Germany (phone: 011-574-341-228;; and co-chairman J.P. Kline, Geotechnics, East Pittsburgh, Pa. (phone: 412-823-7600; ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677;
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
 More New Product News from this company:
ASTM Workshop to address additives in biomedical polymers.
Oil Training Course examines sampling, testing, evaluation.
Radiant Barrier Systems Standards approved by ASTM committee.
Training Course addresses hazards in oxygen systems.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
ASTM/NIBS Workshop on Building Science Education in North America
Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices
ASTM International Compilation on Silica and Associated Respirable Mineral Particles
Guidance for Potential Solar Photovoltaic Investors to Be Provided in Proposed ASTM Standard
Test for Sustained Air Performance of Central Vacuum Cleaning Units Approved as ASTM Standard
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address