Impermeable Asphaltic Concrete Pond Liner

by R. Dale Hinkle, Jr., (A.M.ASCE), Lead Geotechnical Engr.; Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead, Calif.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 8, Pg. 56-59


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: An impermeable dense hydraulic asphaltic concrete solar evaporation pond liner was developed by the Southern California Edison Co. for the Mohave Generating Station, Clark Co., Nevada. Laboratory apparatus was developed and tests performed on native site materials to form an asphalt pond lining material. Quality control procedures were developed and monitored during construction to assure compliance with the rigid specification. The project proved that high density (97% of Marshall density) could be placed using standard construction and paving equipment. A brief description of the economics of the project, as well as the peculiar constraints imposed by the weather and plant operating procedures is included.

Subject Headings: Density | Asphalt concrete | Evaporation | Reservoirs | Linings

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