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How durable are GEOTUBE units in engineering projects?

6 June 2024

An analysis of the durability and performance of GEOTUBE units used in a project in Vietnam. Supplied in 2014, these tubes have undergone rigorous testing and periodic evaluations, demonstrating their resilience and minimal degradation after nine years of exposure.

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6 Steps for closing sludge ponds using geotextile reinforcement

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How GEOTUBE dewatering technology helped to restore a river’s ecology

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The impact of GEOTUBE systems in dewatering mining and mineral process waste

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