Non-woven geotextiles are generally used for the protection of synthetic liners in sanitary landfills. In this application the geotextiles perform as a filter and drain for the leachate collection system. Since geotextiles play a major role in landfill design, they should be properly selected to obviate any clogging problems. Filtration criterion for the non-woven geotextiles are still evolving. The existing filter criteria are not applicable for silty and gap-graded soils. In this paper, the results are presented for six different non-woven geotextiles which are tested with eighteen different gap-graded soils to evaluate long-term filtration behaviors. Microstructure analysis results are provided for a better understanding of the clogging mechanism of non-woven geotextiles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||ASTM Special Technical Publication|
|State||Published - 1990|
|Event||Geosynthetic Testing for Waste Containment Applications - Las Vegas, NV, USA|
Duration: Jan 23 1990 → Jan 23 1990
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