Results are reported from a research program that investigated use of concrete containing leachate from landfill waste in barrier structures. The barriers were constructed of a composite multi-layer design with concrete above and below a clay core. The aim is to provide a financially attractive alternative to current technologies such as bentonite and high-density polyethylene membranes. A wide range of materials were tested for use in the concrete including slags, ashes, and other industrial byproducts. Many of the mixtures do not contain any constituents which have commercial value. Results indicate that the barriers are durable, but the concept of durability must be carefully understood within this context.


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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 951-971

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  • Accession Number: 00964579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311131
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-212-59
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2003 12:00AM