Long term Properties of Geosynthetics, Clayey Soils, and Gravel from 10-year-old Landfill Covers

Hinkley Center Report # 10926

P.I.:  Tarek Abichou, Florida State University

In 2004, a field study was conducted to assess the ability of landfill covers to control percolation into the waste. Six lysimeters (two conventional and four ET covers) were constructed at the Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility in Tallahassee, Florida in 2004. These lysimeters contained several geosynthetics (Geomembrane, Geotextile, Geocomposite, Goenet, GCL) and natural soil profiles (vegetated clayey soils, compost, and Gravel drainage layer). The scope of this study was to de-construct these lysimeters and assess the change in properties of the geosynthetics and the soil profile after 10 years of service.

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