MEMBRANE BEHAVIOR OF MODEL SOIL BENTONITE BACKFILLS

The objective of this study was to assess the potential for the existence of membrane behavior in soil-bentonite (SB) vertical cutoff walls. Although SB vertical cutoff walls contain sodium bentonite, and sodium bentonite has been shown to exhibit membrane behavior, no assessment of the potential existence or extent of membrane behavior in SB vertical cutoff walls has been performed. The study results confirm that both backfills act as semipermeable membrane.

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    American Society of Civil Engineers

    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA  United States  20191-4400

    West Virginia University, Morgantown

    Morgantown, WV  United States  26506
  • Authors:
    • Yeo, S S
    • Shackelford, C D
    • Evans, J C
  • Publication Date: 2005-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00989565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2005 12:00AM