One of the most common questions we get asked is, what is geomembrane leak detection? And what makes our approach any better than that of our competitors?
What is a geomembrane?
Before we go any further, we should look at what a geomembrane is.
A geomembrane is a low permeability liner created from synthetic material. Generally used in environmental, geotechnical, and hydraulic situations among others, a geomembrane is a barrier that controls the migration of a substance in a human-made project.
Often a geomembrane is used to contain hazardous liquids that could, if released, cause contamination and damage to the surrounding environment or structures.
The effects of geomembrane leakage on the environment
According to the Conservation Institute, soil contamination is one of the biggest causes of industrial pollution. Despite the best efforts of those responsible to minimize the effect their actions have on the environment around them, geomembrane leakage is a serious problem.
Soil pollution can lead to the poisoning of local vegetation and can cause health concerns for those who work with the soil. This can include industrial workers, farmers, and anyone who later consumes food that has been grown nearby the contaminated area.
Commonly used methods of monitoring geomembranes for leakage aren’t up to the task, with the technology used today, for the most part, relying on human technicians.
Current analog models provide results that suffer from reduced efficiency and precision, meaning many leaks are discovered too late, or not at all in some cases.
Geomembrane leak detection 2.0
Here at ELIS Technologies, our team of industry professionals believes there is another way of protecting the environment and minimizing the effect of industrialization on our ecosystem.
The era of monitoring and analyzing geomembranes manually using trained technicians is coming to an end.
Through the use of AI algorithms, GPS mapping, and drone technology, we are now able to provide an automated monitoring system that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Remote areas that have proved difficult to monitor in the past will now be as easily surveyed as anywhere else, even under poor weather conditions.
Confidentiality levels will rise as well. Only the technology and the client have access to survey results, completely removing the risk of breaches of confidentiality. Unwanted negative publicity will become a thing of the past.
The introduction of monitoring survey certificates authenticated via the Ethereum blockchain will bring with it a new level of independently verifiable information. The immutability of data stored on the blockchain means that certificates that have been verified cannot be tampered with or altered.
So, what is geomembrane leak detection?
The truth is, the answer to this question is going to be completely different from that given only a few short years ago.
ELIS Technology is leading the modernization of geomembrane leak detection, and we invite you to join us today.
Get in touch to find out how we can help change the way you answer the question of what geomembrane leak detection is.Miroslav Murgas