Increased awareness of the environmental impact of civil engineering processes is leading engineers to seek out more eco-friendly alternatives. Reducing the carbon footprint of your project is simple when you choose high-quality geosynthetics such as Bentofix® and Secudrain®.
Plus – it often works out better for your budget as well.
The benefits of choosing a geosynthetic clay liner
By analysing the entire life cycle of a product and its effects on the environment, we can begin to see how geosynthetic clay liners like Bentofix® provide a much better environmental result compared to conventional aggregates.
Looking at the overall materials and energy consumed throughout the product’s lifetime, Bentofix® comes out way ahead of traditional methods, offering far greater transport costs, a reduction in heavy installation equipment, and less reliance on upstream processes such as aggregate quarrying.
This results in a lower overall project cost, allowing project managers to deliver projects quickly without extensive and costly installations.
The results of choosing Bentofix®: lifecycle benefits in practice
A detailed comparison of energy consumption between GCLs / geosynthetic drainage systems and compacted clay liner/gravel collection systems have been reported on by leading manufacturer Naue.
As an example, a temporary landfill cover project in Germany used a Bentofix® geosynthetic barrier (GCL) and Secudrain® drainage system. A comparison was made to 3 alternative methods including using a drainage membrane, using a compacted clay liner and using a gravel collection system.
In this real-life example, energy use is vastly reduced when a geosynthetic solution is used.
Over a surface area of 32,853m², using Bentofix® geosynthetic clay barriers in conjunction with Secudrain® drainage systems instead of mineral-based materials resulted in an incredible 70% reduction in energy.
The Global Synthetics team is happy to share the detailed data, please contact us if you are interested in a copy of the report.
Save money and get a better environmental result with geosynthetics
The Global Synthetics team is here to help you select the right solution for your project. With high-quality geosynthetics from world-renowned brands, our engineering team can help you achieve the best economic and ecological benefits.
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