Boyd Ramsey has recently completed a brief tour of China with lectures at technical events and Engineering Design Institutes and site visits in the interior of China. The two-week tour covered several sites and cities and focused on new technological advances in geosynthetic barriers and installation methodologies and techniques. The China market continues to lead in the area of continuous monitoring of the performance and integrity of barrier systems and new advances in that technology were a focus of the trip.
On October 27th, Boyd Ramsey lectured at The Ohio State University. This was as a portion of the Flexible Geomembrane Institute Short Course, the Geosynthetic Materials Association was a co-sponsor. Read more
It is now possible to confirm the performance of a geosynthetic barrier system on a continuing “real-time” basis. While this is relatively new technology the performance has been very impressive. Cost are, of course, higher when installing continuous monitoring, but they are certainly very reasonable relative to the potential costs of spills and environmental contamination at more dangerous and critical sites (hazardous wastes, slurry and mobile liquid containments and sites with existing environmental issues).
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