Capping a Lagoon

by David T. Farber, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Geotechnical Engineer; O’Brien & Gere, Syracuse, NY,
Phil Comstock, Project Manager; Industrial & Environmental Concepts, Inc., Lakeville, MN,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 7, Pg. 64-67

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: A novel approach was taken to cost-effectively close a 4.86 ha unlined industrial wastewater sludge lagoon in North Carolina and reduce leachate production. A floating geosynthetic cover system gave crews and equipment access to the lagoon surface.

Subject Headings: Industrial wastes | Lagoons | Sludge | Leachates | Geosynthetics | Equipment and machinery | North Carolina

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