Evaluation of PVC Bottom Linear From an Existing Landfill Located in a Subtropical Climate

by Albert R. Capellini, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc, Miami, FL, USA,
John H. Dewyea, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc, Miami, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Remedial action to curtail leachate seepage on a sanitary landfill located in a subtropical climate included the attachment of new PVC liner to an existing 20 mil PVC liner which has been buried for two and one-half years and exposed to leachate. The existing liner was an integral part of a leachate containment system which utilized leachate recirculation for treatment. Concerns were: (1) Whether the new liner could be attached (seamed) adequately to provide a completely waterproof joint, and (2) Whether the existing liner had maintained its integrity so that it would continue to provide adequate leachate containment. A description is given of the tests performed and their results. (Edited author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Polymer | Landfills | Linings | Tropical regions | Climates | Leachates | Linear functions | Seepage

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