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Main Title Development of chemical compatibility criteria for assessing flexible membrane liners /
Author Bellen, Gordon.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Corry, Rebecca.
Thomas, Mae Lynn.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600-2-87-067
OCLC Number 19367352
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Linings--Testing.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-87-067 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/10/2012
Collation xvii, 492 pages ; 28 cm
"August 1987." "Contract No. CR-810727. "EPA/600-2-87-067." "PB87-227310." Photocopy.
Contents Notes
Laboratory testing was conducted to develop chemical resistance data using immersion tests. Six FML materials (polyvinylchloride, chlorinated polyethylene, chlorosulfonated polyethylene, high density polyethylene, epichlorohydrin and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) were tested. Twenty chemical solutions providing a range of chemical challengers; acid and base, polar and non-polar, organic and inorganic, and increasing chemical concentration, were used. Duration of immersion were 1, 7, 14, 28, and 56 days, and four month increments for up to two years. All immersion tests were conducted at two temperatures, 23À and 50ÀC. Liners were evaluated for changes in appearance, weight, dimensions, and tensile properties. Procedures and criteria for evaluating immersion test results were developed using data from this study and comparing these data with comparable data from other studies, published reports and criteria, and liner manufacturer recommendations. The criteria for chemical resistance included the need for a liner response to have stabilized, retention of minimum physical properties, and maximum percent change of physical properties. A mathematical curve fitting method is propsed for evaluating immersion data as a function of time. The method assumes the liner approaches a limit of physical property change (stability) asymptotically. The method can be used to predict the ultimate end point of physical property change and sampling time intervals for continued immersion testing.