Clayey Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities
The authors discuss all key aspects of the design of barrier systems, including leachate collection, natural barriers such as clayey aquitards, clay liners, geomembrane and composite liners.
Table of Contents
Preface. Basic concepts. Design considerations. Clayey barriers: compaction, hydraulic conductivity and clay mineralogy. Clay-leachate compatibility by measurement of hydraulic conductivity. Flow modeling. Chemical transfer by diffusion. Contaminant transport modeling. Determination of diffusion and distribution coefficients. Field studies of diffusion and hydraulic conductivity. Contaminant migration in intact porous media: analysis and design considerations. Migration in fractured media: analysis and design considerations. Integration of hydrogeology and engineering in the design of barriers and assessment of impact. Appendices. References. Indexes.
'Well presented with many graphical representations. A useful book for those concerned with the design and maintenance of waste disposal facilities.' - Environmental Engineering