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1 INTRODUCTION Considerable evidence has been provided by the recent studies
 

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1 INTRODUCTION
Considerable evidence has been provided by the recent studies
(Fowler et al. 1996, Pilarczyk 2000, Gaffney 2001) that dewater-
ing of contaminated high water content geomaterials may assist
in their further remediation. This dewatering has been tradition-
ally achieved through exposing them to sunlight and allowing for
the formation of desiccation crust. A more recent method in-
volves utilization of geotextile containers. The usage of geotex-
tile containers has increased during the last two decades due to
their advantages over the traditional dewatering methods. These
advantages include; (1) reduced work volume and labor skills,
(2) reduced construction time, and (3) reduced cost (Pilarczyk
2000). Even though geotextile containers are mostly used in de-
watering and drainage applications, other application areas also
exist such as structural applications, erosion and scour protection
applications, and containment of contaminated materials. Geo-
textile containers are tubular structures constructed from either
high strength woven geotextiles or a combination of woven and
nonwoven geotextiles. Dimensions of the geotextile sheets used

  

Source: Aydilek, Ahmet - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

 

Collections: Engineering