erosion control reinforcement Articles

  • Using Coir Geotextiles for soil erosion control

    One of the most effective and yet natural soil erosion prevention techniques is the use of Coir Geotextiles fabrics ( Woven Geotextiles). Used extensively to prevent environmental degradation Geotextiles have no synthetic material but is instead made out of an organic fiber, coir, which is extracted from the husk of a coconut. It is strong, durable, water proof and is one of the few natural ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Erosion control products: cost effective alternatives for revegetation

    Erosion is any horticulturist’s worst nightmare. From the process of replanting and restoration, to the loss of the most fertile soil, i.e. the topsoil, erosion can have damaging effects on any cultivation. Although erosion is mainly associated with water erosion, wind erosion and tillage are another two forms of erosion. So what are the signs that can help identify erosion early ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • CoirGreen™ Geotextiles - An Effective Soil Erosion Prevention Method

    “The different coir types and their characteristics have made coir the most versatile natural fiber ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- geocell wall and channel protection for the US army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Clemson road bridge case study

    Background The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) needed to provide a right-of-way for an access road adjacent to a CSX Railroad line. The proposed Clemson Road Bridge overpass was a challenging project and SCDOT had three choices: Option 1: Construct a 1H:1V Reinforced Soil Slope (RSS) at the northern bridge abutment. Option 2: Lengthen the northern ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • ARMORMAX® Provides Drop Structure Protection at the Carlota Copper Mine case study

    Water is a precious resource for the Carlota Copper Mine in Globe, AZ, and environmental regulations necessitated zero discharge from mine operations to the nearby Pinto Creek watershed. Construction of new heap leach pads in 2008 dictated the need for a diversion channel to maintain the flow of Powers Gulch without introduction of any leach effluent-Velocities associated with critical and ...

  • Donzi landfill expansion using stratagrid case study

    Background The Donzi Lane Landfill in Atlanta, GA had been in use since the 1970's for construction and demolition waste disposal. The site was nearing its capacity and additional landfill space was urgently needed due to the accelerating population growth and waste stream generated by development. Due to the high cost and long lead times for designing, permitting and constructing new ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Landlok 300 used to repair canals ravaged by devastating hurricanes

    BACKGROUND The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is the world’s largest water control system, protecting more than 6,000,000 people that live in the agency’s 16 counties from severe flooding associated with tropical storms and hurricanes common to South Florida. They also are charged with the freshwater supply and managing water quality. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION The storms of ...

  • New lakes in Czech Republic with TenCate geosynthetics case study

    The landscape in the northwest of the Czech Republic is undergoing large-scale revitalization. Where once brown coal was extracted from open-cast mines, recreational facilities are now being built and seven lakes created. TenCate Geosynthetics is involved in their installation, providing geotextile materials and technical support. The realization of Lake Medard at Sokolov is presently in ...

  • Lake Fort Smith dam & reservoir enlargement

    Client: City of Lake Fort Smith, Ark.  Completion Date: 2006  Services Provided Intake tower with microtunnels Road relocation Raw water lines Outlet works Pressure reducing station Dam embankment Principal spillway Auxiliary spillway ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Milford Haven Gas Pipeline

    Huckbody Environmental provided the Environmental Manager to the Client, National Grid for the Milford Haven Gas Pipelines Project, from 2006 to 2008. The role involved site based supervision of all Contractors for 220km of 48 inch/1220mm gas pipeline; document approvals; Government Agency, National Park & NGO liaison; HSE site inspections and audits; contract compliance/assurance to ISO ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Dewatering with Geotextile Bags - South Gippsland, Australia (Water Treatment) - Case Study

    A simple, cost effective new method of dewatering sludge is now available in Australia, writes Bill Kelly from CRS Industrial Water Treatment. The use of geotextilcs for containment and dewatering came about as a result of a major flood event in Holland in the 1950s. It prompted Dutch marine engineers to seek new methods and materials to build structures for coastal defences. The ...

  • Reusing Recycled Tires: 5 Benefits of Recycled Rubber Retaining Blocks

    According to the Recycled Times, over 300 millions used truck and car tires are accumulated every year. At least 25% of those tires are being put into landfills, which means that every year in the U.S., 75 million tires are taking up space in a landfill when they could be reused for something better. To put this information into perspective, for every three people in the United States, there is ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Material Matters - An Engineering and Fabrication Challenge

    The world of engineering is a very large and diverse universe which ranges from electrial, mechanical and civil to environmentaland structural. It is true that their varied disciplines have many qualities in common, e.g. the mixture of logic, creativity, awareness of cost /benefit ratio etc., are requirements of all engineering. It is equally true that each discipline has its own mind set, ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Designing A Better Alternative for Post-Closure Care

    After a landfill has reached the end of its service phase, federal law requires owners to install a final soil cover and maintain it over the next 30 years. This is the traditional strategy that most landfill owners employ and represents a significant cost of business. When all the layers are tallied together, the capping and post-closure period can cost up to $400,000 for a small, 100-acre ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Energy Efficient Vertical Turbine Pumps Promote Sustainable Mining Efforts

    The computational fluid dynamics process advances highly efficient pump designs for difficult applications. Energy is a strategic input for the mining industry in Latin America and worldwide. Mining requires large amounts of energy, which drives up total operational costs. In Chile, mining companies consume 34 percent of the total energy produced in the country and spend approximately ...

  • Rapid decline in biodiversity: a threat to survival of humankind

    Biodiversity, coined from two words; Biological Diversity simply refers to the variety and variability of life forms (plants, animals and micro-organisms) on earth. In other words, it is the totality of genes, species, and ecosystems in a region. Thus, biodiversity can be divided into genetic diversity within specie, Specie diversity within a community in an ecosystem as well as the more complex ...


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