Waste Containment Systems: Construction, Regulation, and Performance

by Rudolph Bonaparte, (A.M.ASCE), Sr. Engr.; GeoSyntec Consultants, 5950 Live Oak Parkway, Ste. 330, Norcross, GA 30090,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-787-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-787-X (ISBN-10), 1990, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 275
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 26
Conference information: A Symposium | San Francisco, California, United States | November 6-7 1990

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings consists of papers presented at a symposium on waste containment systems at the ASCE Convention in San Francisco, California on November 6th and 7th, 1990. Geotechnical engineers are increasingly involved in the design and construction of waste containment systems that utilize soil and geosynthetic liners and drainage layers. This book presents twelve papers on the construction, regulation, and performance of waste containment systems. The papers cover topics such as: 1) federal and state landfill containment regulations; 2) performance evaluations of earthen liners; 3) field behavior of double-liner systems; 4) long-term properties of earthen and geomembrane liners; and 5) detailed case studies of earthen liner performance. It also discusses construction quality control of earthen and geomembrane liners, field verification of earthen liner hydraulic conductivity, and the use of waste-attenuating soil materials, such as bentonites, zeolites, organically modified clays, and fly ash, in earthen liners.

Subject Headings: Construction wastes | Linings | Waste containment | Laws and regulations | Field tests | Recycling | Industrial wastes


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