White Paper Showcase: Performance-Based Landfill Liner Design

This White Paper from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering identifies key factors that affect leakage of contaminants, showcases ongoing landfill research at the UW-Madison Environmental Geotechnics Group and more.

Liner

Composite liner systems in landfills effectively limit groundwater contamination from leachate that contains compounds such as heavy metals and volatile organic compounds.

Drawing on a 50-year history of evolving and improving performance in liner systems, including new materials, advancing science, and improved construction quality assurance, James Tinjum, PE, PhD, F.ASCE in association with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering  provides this White Paper to:

  • Develop and convey what the contributing functions of a composite liner system are
  • Identify key factors that affect leakage of contaminants through a liner system
  • Properly consider performance-based design in lieu of specification-based designs
  • Showcase ongoing landfill research at the UW-Madison Environmental Geotechnics Group

    Download this White Paper today!