Comparison of four composite landfill liner systems considering leakage rate and mass flux

T. B. Nguyen, T. D. Stark, H. Choi

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Abstract

Performance of four different municipal solid waste landfill liner systems, i.e., Subtitle D composite liner system, composite liner system with a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) instead of low permeability compacted soil, Wisconsin NR500 liner system, and proposed four-component composite liner system that is a combination of the GCL composite liner system and the Subtitle D liner (with a 61 cm (2 feet) or 91.5 cm (3 feet) thick compacted clay liner), were evaluated in terms of leakage rate and mass flux. The leakage rate through circular and non-circular geomembrane (GM) defects was analyzed using both analytical and numerical methods. For the mass flux evaluation, solute transport analyses using GM defects and diffusion of volatile organic compounds through intact liners were conducted using one- and three-dimensional numerical models. Cadmium and toluene were used as typical inorganic and organic substances, respectively, in the analyses. The comparison shows that the proposed four-component composite liner system outperforms the other liner systems based on leakage rate and mass flux and is a viable choice for a liner system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 23 2011May 27 2011

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Other14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period5/23/115/27/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Nguyen, T. B., Stark, T. D., & Choi, H. (2011). Comparison of four composite landfill liner systems considering leakage rate and mass flux. Paper presented at 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011, Hong Kong, China.