Geotextile filter design for the leachate collection system in a municipal solid waste landfill must remain functional for the service life and postclosure period of the landfill. Leachate, the liquid contained in the waste or accumulated precipitation that has percolated through the solid waste, is not ground water. It has high suspended solids as well as high organic content, which can cause geotextile filters to clog excessively. This paper defines "excessive" clogging and presents a design equation for geotextile filters used in landfill leachate collection systems.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1792-803
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  • Accession Number: 00667498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1994 12:00AM