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THE USE OF COCONUT FIBER GEO-LOGS AND GEOTEXTILES IN ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

While most of the focus is being on preventing water and flood erosion in agriculture land, oceans, and river banks, the utilization of geo-logs and geotextiles made with synthetic materials can cause immense harm to the planet.

Another option other than synthetic erosion control material that has been used thus far, geo-logs, and geotextiles made with coco coir fiber provides a viable and environment-friendly solution to a problem that has been threatening ecological development worldwide.  As geo-logs and geotextiles are constructed from biodegradable and environmentally sustainable coconut fiber, they provide an excellent range in preserving soil quality but are also sensitive natural environments, which are prone to erosion through wind and water, such as river banks, mountain slopes, and coastlines.

100% natural and biodegradable coir geo blankets and geotextiles are now being used for various conservation purposes.  Built naturally to retain water and air, geo blankets are often used for mulching in farm and garden lands and help to stop soil degradation from wind and rain.  In contrast, geotextiles are used as biodegradable matting for various industrial sectors, including agriculture, irrigation, and construction.  100% biodegradable coir geotextiles offer a distinctive sort of uses, including erosion control, stabilization of highway and railway embankments, canal bund protection, riverbank protection, coastline protection, ground reinforcement, and the improvement in road paving.

Available in several mesh sizes, coconut fiber geotextiles made in Sri Lanka provide the proper amount of friction, also water and air retention, to form strong bonds with environment-sensitive soft soils.  While their high-water retention qualities make them ideal for economizing and preserving rainwater in arid areas, its grid-like design encourages re-vegetation in poor and damaged soil conditions.  Coir geo-logs are created by enclosing the natural coir fiber in a coir mesh, which provides erosion and wave control for mountains, slopes, and river banks.  Available in assorted lengths, coir geo-logs also can be used to check dams and for inlet protection.

Completely natural and biodegradable coir geo-logs are often combined with plantings to strengthen erosion-prone banks and embankments of rivers and streams.  Thanks to its high-water resistance, coir geo-logs provide long-term stable protection to river and stream banks while encouraging the vegetation and plants to thrive on the damaged shorelines.  They can also be used for sediment control, estuaries protection, silt checks, and wave attenuator.

Sri Lankan coconut fiber manufacturers designed a unique geo-log called a coir geo pillow, which provides a robust base for the introduction of vegetation in wetland restoration.  Ideal for wetland creation or establishing vegetation on banks, coir geo pillows are widely used for re-vegetation, creating floating islands, creating aquatic spawning grounds, wetland restoration, and wetland creation, sediment trapping in streams and rivers and in-field installations.

Chamath Dilshan

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