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Main Title Geosynthetic design guidance for hazardous waste landfill cells and surface impoundments /
Author Richardson, G. N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Koerner, Robert M.,
CORP Author Soil and Material Engineers, Inc., Cary, NC. ;Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/097; EPA-68-03-3338
Stock Number PB88-131263
OCLC Number 17193053
Subjects Geosynthetics ; Hazardous waste sites
Additional Subjects Linings ; Hazardous materials ; Earth fills ; Waste disposal ; Membranes ; Design criteria ; Permeability ; Fluid infiltration ; Asphalts ; Water pollution control ; Ground water ; Composite materials ; Diffusion ; Soils ; Reinforcing materials ; Leachates ; Geomembranes
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/2-87-097 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/22/1992 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-87-097 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/29/2017
ELBD  EPA 600-2-87-097 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/31/2011
ERAD  EPA 600/2-87-097 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/10/1988
NTIS  PB88-131263 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 251 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report provides guidance design procedures for the use of geosynthetic materials in hazardous waste land disposal cells. Primary geosynthetic components include flexible membrane liners (FML) used to limit the flow of leachate, and leachate collection and removal systems (LCR) used to monitor for leakage and to remove leachate from the system. Also presented is design guidance for ancillary components including ramps, interior berms, and standpipes. A design procedure is developed for each of the potential failure modes, based on calculation of field service conditions. A Design Ratio (DR) is then calculated as the ratio of the limiting performance of the component, based on laboratory tests, to the actual performance calculated for field conditions. Minimum Design Ratios are recommended for each design procedure. Guidelines are also presented for evaluating the long-term stability of each component. Factors that influence stability are rhelogical properties, aging characteristics, growth of microorganisms, and deformations due to settlement. Chemical compatibility is not considered in the document.
Contract no. 68-03-3338. "EPA 600-2-87-097." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references and index.