Flow-rate measurements in meter-size multicomponent geosynthetic clay liners

Mesure de la transmissiité d'interface à travers les géofilms bentonitiques

Bannour, H. ; Touze Foltz, N.

Type de document
Article de revue scientifique à comité de lecture
Langue
Anglais
Affiliation de l'auteur
IRSTEA ANTONY UR HBAN FRA ; IRSTEA ANTONY UR HBAN FRA
Année
2014
Résumé / Abstract
To quantify the flow rate through multicomponent geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), three different meter-sized specimens from different manufacturers were characterized in a dedicated experimental column. This study allows quantification of the interface transmissivity of multicomponent GCLs when the coating or attached film is damaged over an area large enough to make edge effects negligible. For all multicomponent GCLs characterized, the coating or attached film was less than 0.7 mm thick. Steady-state results indicated flow rates ranging from 4.61 × 10−12 to 3.01 × 10−11 m3/s with interface transmissivities ranging from 1.20 × 10−11 to 7.59 × 10−11 m2/s, which are broadly in line with flow rates obtained from conventional geomembrane (GM)-GCL composite liners. Consequently, when the coating or attached film is damaged, the thickness and rigidity of the coating or attached film appears not to affect the steady-state flow rate and interface transmissivity, which leads to a good contact at the interface.
Source
Geosynthetics International, vol. 21, p. 26 - 31

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