Geomembrane for agriculture
Agriculture - the main sphere of human activity, which produces the most important for any country and culture products - food. However, in addition to food, agriculture produces a sufficient amount of waste, both organic and toxic. All these side effects of growing different types of food must be disposed of somewhere, since the further production of them is something that is not useful or requires transportation to another enterprise. Thus, agricultural wastes require temporary or permanent preservation, which is carried out by the only possible way - the arrangement of storage facilities.
Geomembrane for agriculture
For such storage facilities it is possible to erect special structures, or you can simply dig out reservoirs in the ground, which will be much more convenient, and several times more economical. The main task is how to properly waterproof the walls and bottom of the sedimentation tanks, because the penetration of agricultural wastes into the ground, and then into the groundwater, has never been a positive moment. Isolation of tanks can be done in two ways - traditional iron or concrete, or a modern geomembrane.
The polymeric geomembrane for agriculture is the optimal solution when it comes to the construction of storage facilities for various wastes, including livestock. In fact, the geomembrane is a polyethylene film, in which carbon black, antioxidants and various stabilizers are added. As a result, a material is obtained that is very strong and resistant to a wide range of impacts and is capable of demonstrating the level of waterproofing required for the tanks described above.
Advantages and characteristics
The main properties of geomembranes include:
- excellent waterproofing characteristics - by equipping a reservoir with various geomembrane fluids, you can no longer fear their penetration into the ground;
- resistance to various acids and aggressive substances - this quality makes it possible to use it even for storing toxic waste;
- high rates of anti-corrosion;
- Excellent wear resistance and long term exploitation - up to 80 years;
- It is an environmentally friendly material that does not deform under the influence of time and high temperatures;
- geomembrane is not afraid of damage by UV rays, as well as mechanical effects;
As a rule, the latter quality is further strengthened by a protective layer of geotextile, which is placed under the geomembrane. And although it can perfectly withstand aggressive mechanical influences, when it comes to polluting waste, the insurance from the layer of geotextiles will not be superfluous.
Geomembrane, sold in rolls with a width of 2 to 12 meters, is quite simple and convenient to install. For its fastening to the bottom and walls of the tank, just a small foundation is needed; sheets of geomembrane are welded together using a hand soldering iron. During the entire period of use this material does not require additional repair and preventive works.
Nowadays, geomembranes find application in each of the spheres of human activity, where it is necessary to waterproof large areas. In agriculture, in addition to the construction of sedimentation tanks, geomembranes can also be used for more aesthetic purposes. For example, for the construction of artificial reservoirs. It should be noted that not all geomembranes are equally qualitative. Therefore, in order to avoid disappointment in its properties and characteristics, we advise you to purchase this material only from trusted manufacturers.