The use of geosynthetics in agriculture is one of the fastest growing market segments worldwide. The earliest applications of geosynthetics were for agricultural use and the specification of geosynthetics was directed at lining ponds for agriculture, including linings for ditches, ditches, and irrigation canals to help conserve water, lining farm ponds, and rainwater catchment ponds in arid regions of the world. Nowadays, the use of geosynthetics and geomembranes, especially in agriculture, has grown significantly in recent years.
Water Storage Needs
Sources of drinking water are now decreasing and the value of water is getting more expensive. The need to provide an impermeable layer to avoid water loss due to seepage has become a demand in many drought-affected areas. A cheap and fast method of sheltering proved to be a necessity.
Animal/Plant Waste Pond Coatings such as Palm Waste
The use of geosynthetics will be able to provide lower costs compared to conventional methods by compacting soil and clay or using concrete/steel ponds and tanks. Conventional methods usually cause difficulties in controlling seepage, control variations in compaction quality, and are even unacceptable for design specifications and government regulations (AMDAL). The use of concrete / steel tanks is usually relatively expensive. Therefore, geomembrane and GCL are commonly used to provide a primary function as a barrier or impermeable layer to retain water, while other geosynthetics can be used together with geomembranes such as geotextiles, geocomposites and geonets. An exposed geomembrane can also be used to re-coat a concrete tank or line a new one.
Cover for Animal Waste Odor Control
The growing number of scientists and public health officials who have identified various health problems due to the large amount of animal waste that produces toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Covers to control odors can use geomembrane or laminated geotextiles or can also use a more expensive and somewhat complicated system using a floating cover system, this of course depends on the design and criticality of this shelter.