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Utilisation of textile wastes for the production of geotextiles designed for erosion protection
- Broda, Jan, Przybyło, Stanisława, Gawłowski, Andrzej, Grzybowska-Pietras, Joanna, Sarna, Ewa, Rom, Monika, Laszczak, Ryszard
- The journal of the Textile Institute 2019 v.110 no.3 pp. 435-444
- geotextiles, gravel pits, insulating materials, ropes, vegetation, wastes, wool
- Textile waste was used for production of thick ropes designed for the protection of slopes against sliding and erosion. For the production of ropes, scraps of insulating materials produced from poor quality wool and scraps of nonwoven manufactured from blend of recycled fibres were applied. The ropes were installed on the slope in a disused gravel pit. Stabilisation of the slope and behaviour of the materials used were analysed during two vegetation seasons. Investigations confirmed the usefulness of the technology for the protection of steep slopes.