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Main Title Assessment of synthetic membrane successes and failures at waste storage and disposal sites /
Author Bass, Jeffrey. ; Lyman, W. J. ; Tratnyek, J. P.
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Lyman, Warren J.
Tratnyek, Joseph P.
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;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 1985
Report Number EPA/600/2-85/100; EPA-68-03-1771
Stock Number PB85-245637
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--United States--Safety measures. ; Hazardous waste sites--Safety measures.
Additional Subjects Membranes ; Ion exchanging ; Failures ; Waste storage ; Waste disposal ; Waste water reuse ; Water pollution control ; Synthetic membranes
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NTIS  PB85-245637 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 115 pages : illustrations, 1 form ; 28 cm
Data from 27 lined facilities provided by five vendors was analyzed to determine the factors which contributed to success or failure of the liner at those facilities. The sites studied included a wide variety of wastes handled, liner types, geographic locations, facility ages, facility sizes, etc. Based on the definitions used in the study, the 27 facilities selected by the vendors had a total of 12 'failures' at 10 sites. At four or five of these sites groundwater contamination apparently resulted from the failures. Two main elements of success at lined sites are considered to be: (1) a proper philosophical and conceptual approach; and (2) the extensive use of quality assurance programs in all facets and stages of a facility's operation. Other contributing factors include overdesign of system, presence of a knowledgeable customer, bidding to specifications, selection of qualified companies, cooperation amongst companies on liner job, conducting waste-liner compatibility tests, simplicity of design, and good weather.
"Arthur D. Little, Inc." "August 1985." Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50 (2nd group)). "EPA/600/2-85/100." "Contract no. 68-03-1171." Microfiche.