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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Assessing the Reliability of Flexible Membrane Liners.
Author Hartley, R. P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/029;
Stock Number PB88-170055
Additional Subjects Linings ; Containers ; Hazardous wastes ; Waste disposal ; Storage ; Leaching ; Earth fills ; Reliability ; Materials handling equipment ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-170055 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 21p
The reliance on flexible membrane liners (FML) has arisen because they are impermeable to a variety of waste chemicals and they are easily produced at reasonable cost. Unfortunately, their long-term field performance remains to be proven. A multitude of design, construction, and operational factors has been identified as having greater or less potential for interfering with FML performance. Many of these factors can cause liner failure (leakage more than a specified amount). All of the factors must be recognized and their probability of occurrence and degree of performance interference estimated. From this information, a reliability prediction model can be constructed. As data on design, construction, operation, and actual performance of land disposal systems accumulate, the model can then be verified and refined. The FML model will be integrated with similar analyses of other system components into an overall land disposal system reliability prediction model.