New Polymeric Composite Materials, Chapter 3


Evaluation of the Performance Characteristics of Polymeric Geomembranes

Parvathi Krishnan, Ramesh Babu Padamati, Priya Dasan K

The increasing consumerism and improved lifestyle has resulted in huge waste generation. The proper disposal of this waste is a real challenge and lots of research are going on around the world to develop new techniques or to improvise the existing techniques to face this challenge. Land filling has been in practice for a long time and different improvisation methodologies have been adopted from time to time. Landfill liners or geomebranes are one of the most important components of landfilling which ensure the safe disposal of wastes. This article summarizes the various physical, chemical, thermal and mechanical factors that affect the performance of a geo-membrane. The modes and mechanisms of failure of these geo-membranes are briefly looked upon. The effect of operating conditions on the projected life of geo-membrane is discussed in detail. Also some of the factors that must be considered before choosing a specific geo-membrane material and the pros and cons of various commonly used geo-membrane materials are also included in this chapter. This chapter looks into providing information that would help in the selection of proper geo-membrane material with respect to exposure conditions, expected life and available resources

Geomembrane, Landfill, Polymer Composites, Nanoclay

Published online 11/1/2016, 20 pages


Part of New Polymeric Composite Materials

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