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Main Title Technical considerations for de minimis pollutant transport through polymeric liners /
Author Telles, R. W. ; Unger, S. L. ; Lubowitz, H. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Unger, S. L.
Lubowitz, H. R.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Polymers, Inc., Hawthorne, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/2-88/042; EPA-68-03-3218
Stock Number PB88-238332
Subjects Sanitary landfills--Linings ; Leachate
Additional Subjects Liquid permeability ; Polymers ; Water pollution control equipment ; Plastic bags ; Path of pollutants ; Earth fills ; Solid waste disposal ; Hazardous waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-238332 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 100 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report provides a technical basis for assessing the transport of fluids through polymeric liners used to confine pollutants in landfills and impoundments. When a mixture of organic fluids, water, salts, and other substances are confined by an intact liner, first the organic fluids permeate according to their mobilities, then water. Salts, macromolecules, and microorganisms remain confined. These phenomena indicate that fluids are transported by the permeation mechanism and that properly selected and installed liners made with commodity resins can be effective. Organic fluids can be one of the major factors in determining de minimis values. These permeation rates can be appreciable; therefore, impoundments with organic fluids must be selectively designed so that adequate protection of health and the environment is maintained.
"EPA/600/2-88/042." "August 1988." "PB88-238332." "Contract No. 68-03-3218." Microfiche.