Instrumentation of Landfill Cover Liners: Moisture Transport Studiesby Carol J. Miller, Wayne State Univ, United States,
Manoj Mishra, Wayne State Univ, United States,
Abstract: Accurate estimation of the amount of water leaking through the cover liner, into the landfill, is vital for estimating the possible amount of leachate that can be generated into a landfill and, hence, can leak from it and pollute the groundwater. This paper describes the instrumentation of a model cover liner, constructed at a hazardous waste disposal facility in Detroit, to monitor the infiltration of water into the clay liners. The water movement data acquired from this field set up will be used to verify a mathematical model being constructed by the authors to estimate the leakage through the clay cover liners.
Subject Headings: Landfills | Instrumentation | Clay liners | Linings | Moisture | Hydrologic models | Soil water | Hazardous wastes | Pipe leakage | Leachates | Michigan | North America | United States | Detroit
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