Design of Waste Containment Structures

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by Fred W. Cope, EMCON Associates, San Jose, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal '87:

Abstract: Synthetic liners, also known as flexible membrane liners (FMLs), have been used increasingly since the early 1970s to contain chemical and hazardous wastes because of their low permeability and long-term resistance to chemical attack from these wastes. This paper focuses on the approach and procedures used for design of liner components associated with geosynthetics.

Subject Headings: Linings | Chemical wastes | Waste containment | Waste disposal | Membranes | Recycling | Permeability (material) |

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