An approach to high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane selection for challenging design requirements

Rowe, R. Kerry ✉; Abdelaal, F. B.; Zafari, M.; Morsy, M. S.; Priyanto, D. G.

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Megjelent: CANADIAN GEOTECHNICAL JOURNAL 0008-3674 57 (10) pp. 1550-1565 2020
  • SJR Scopus - Civil and Structural Engineering: D1
    An approach for selecting a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane (GMB) for a long design life is described and illustrated for five 2 mm thick textured GMBs when immersed in a simulated municipal solid waste leachate (L3) and two simulated leachates representative of low-level radioactive waste leachates (L7 and L9) for 9-16 months at a range of temperatures. Although made from the same nominal resin, substantial differences are reported in both the initial properties and the rate of antioxidant depletion for the five GMBs. At an expected operating liner temperature of 10 degrees C and immersed in L3, the projected time to antioxidant depletion for the five GMBs ranges from 125 to over 2000 years. The antioxidant depletion in leachates L7 and L9 were similar or slower than in leachate L3. There was no evidence of traditional thermal-oxidative degradation reported over the 9-16 months of monitoring; however, there was a significant reduction in stress crack resistance due to physical ageing ranging between 30% and 70% of the initial value. Two GMBs are considered highly likely to have service life well in excess of the required design life of 550 years. It is suggested that the proposed approach could be adopted for selecting GMBs for other projects that require a long design life.
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    2021-05-12 07:49