Industries and Applications

 

 

 

Industries and Applications

Eco Line's products and services offered have a broad range of applications that can apply to the following industries:

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The range of applications within the above industries is a result of geosynthetics offering economic and quality solutions where traditional civil products may not be cost effective or locally available. In many circumstances Geosynthetics will compliment the function of naturally occurring civil products.

The level of quality control that engineered geosynthetics projects are subjected to ensures a consistent level of quality, in contrast with natural variation that may occur in poor quality civil products. This results in greater confidence in the integrity of environmental containment system.  

Functions of Geosynthetics

The following functions of Geosynthetics make them appropriate in a broad range of applications. 

Containment

Impermeable and semi impermeable liners such as HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE, and Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL) allow liquids and gases to be contained. The varying level of chemical resistance of these liners means waste can be contained safely into the future.

The containment or low permeability function of geosynthetics allows the control a material or contaminant (solid, liquid or gas) from entering the natural environment and/or impacting upon humans. This function allows geosynthetics to be used when a pollutant needs to be contained from entering into the environment and spreading into adjacent pollutant free areas.

Geosynthetic containment systems can be a safer, more cost effective and responsible alternative than removal of the pollutant from site to landfill.  

Filtration

Semi impermeable geosynthetics such as non-wooven geotextiles are designed to have a specific flow rates allowing liquid to pass through the layer. This flow rate is defined by the density of weave and the complexity of the matrix structure. The physical properties of these geotextiles are not only designed to allow a certain flow rate through the layer but also to restrict a particular size solid. 

Separation

Non-wooven and wooven geotextiles provide a means to separate two or more overlying solid materials from mixing with one another, whilst allow liquid or gas to flow between each layer of material. This is important when two or more overlying materials perform a specific task which cannot be achieved when they are mixed.

Transmission/Drainage

Geonets and geocomposites provide a uniform layer and thickness for the collection and transmission of liquids and gas with minimal movement of adjacent solids particles, reducing fluidisation. This function is achieved by the geosynthetics material providing a less dense/resistant passage for the flow of gas and liquid to pass through. This controlled flow of liquid and gas means that it can be directed to a point where it can be collected or released.

Reinforcement

Geosynthetics can be introduced into applications where natural materials and their properties do not have the required structural stability to resist movement and or deterioration from external forces. This function of some geosynthetics is used to control erosion of soils on slopes caused by gravity and when soils become saturated. Introducing a geosynthetics may allow in situ poorer quality soils and aggregate materials to be utilised rather replacing with imported higher quality soils and aggregates. The increase strength of a soil through geosynthetic reinforcement may increase the options that unstable area can be utilised for.