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Main Title Quantification of leak rates through holes in landfill liners /
Author Brown, K. W. ; Thomas, J. C. ; Lytton, R. L. ; Jayawickrama, P. ; Bahrt, S. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Brown, Kenneth Warren
CORP Author Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station. ;Texas Engineering Experiment Station, College Station.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/062; EPA-R-810940
Stock Number PB87-227666
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Linings
Additional Subjects Sanitary landfills ; Liners ; Leakage ; Soils ; Flow rate ; Membranes ; Conductivity ; Tests ; Leachates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-227666 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 167 pages ; 28 cm
A study was undertaken to evaluate the rate at which liquids leak through flaws in the flexible membrane liner (FML) component of composite FML-soil liners. The variables studied were: flaw size and shape, FML type and thickness, the influence of a geotextile between the compacted soil and the FML, the conductivity of the soil subbase, the liquid head, and the liquid characteristics. Testing was done in 60 cm diameter permeameters. Soils were compacted in the permeameter and overlain with the FMLs to be tested with either round holes, slits, or seam flaws. Tests were conducted with a gravel subbase to determine the influence of the flaw alone on the flow rate followed by soil subbases having nominal conductivities. A calculational procedure was developed to simulate the flow rates through the permeameters and was modified to allow calculation of leak rates under field conditions.
"August 1987." "Final Report 9/86." Microfiche.