Tag: geomembrane liner

A geomembrane is very low permeability synthetic membrane liner or barrier used with any geotechnical engineering related material so as to control fluid (or gas) migration in a human-made project, structure, or system.

Water Storage Systems

Water Storage Systems

There are two minimum requirements for civilization: a sewage system to carry away wastewater, and a consistent and reliable water supply system to provide water for drinking, bathing, and irrigation. A water supply system consists of several components. These include a source of water (groundwater, freshwater pond or lake, man-made

Maintaining Stability

Maintaining Stability

After consistently being named one of the best communities in which to live in the US, the city of Apex, NC, finally reached the #1 spot in 2015, according to Money magazine.

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the July/August 2005 issue of MSW Management. This series of three articles examines the costs involved in each stage of a generic landfill’s lifetime, shows how to do pro forma statements for profit and loss, and analyzes the tax and financial aspects

Three Types of Slope Failures in Landfills

Three Types of Slope Failures in Landfills

In March 1996 outside of Cincinnati, OH, the worst landslide in solid waste industry history occurred, resulting in a mass movement of more than 1 million cubic yards, a distance greater than 300 yards. Similarly, disastrous slides have occurred around the world: Hiriya, Israel, in the winter of 1997; the

Landfill Liners and Covers

Landfill Liners and Covers

There are two driving factors: the liner and the cover. How they are designed and installed, what materials are used, and how it is maintained play a significant role in achieving a high degree of assurance of environmental integrity throughout the period in which post-closure care is required.

Water Storage Large and Small

Water Storage Large and Small

With droughts underscoring the need now more than ever for water efficiency, the elements involved in water storage have taken a more significant role in that effort. “A fundamental component of efficiency—reduced usage—is retaining and storing used water reserves for future use, which is where storage tanks come in,” says

Water Storage Systems

Water Storage Systems

There are two minimum requirements for civilization: a sewage system to carry away wastewater, and a consistent and reliable water supply system to provide water for drinking, bathing, and irrigation. A water supply system consists of several components. These include a source of water (groundwater, freshwater pond or lake, man-made

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