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This guide discusses the relevancy of applicable test methods, including the materials and conditions involved, in obtaining the vapor transmission in geomembranes. This guide does not purport to critique barrier system permeability, nor does it address transmission through seams. The guide assumes the material being examined exhibits Fickian diffusion behavior. The tests discussed here evaluate gas and vapor transfer through semi-permeable and permeable geomembranes. The data is important for design of containment systems.
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1.1 This guide is used as a discussion of the relevancy of several methods to obtain the vapor transmission of geomembranes.
1.2 This guide discusses applicable test methods, test materials and conditions.
1.3 The guide assumes the material being measured exhibits Fickian behavior.
1.4 This guide does not purport to critique barrier system permeability,
1.5 The guide does not address transmission through seams,
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1434 Test Method for Determining Gas Permeability Characteristics of Plastic Film and Sheeting
D3985 Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Coulometric Sensor
D4439 Terminology for Geosynthetics
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
F1249 Test Method for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using a Modulated Infrared Sensor
F1769 Test Method for Measurement of Diffusivity, Solubility, and Permeability of Organic Vapor Barriers Using a Flame Ionization Detector
F1927 Test Method for Determination of Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate, Permeability and Permeance at Controlled Relative Humidity Through Barrier Materials Using a Coulometric Detector
ICS Number Code 59.080.70 (Geotextiles)
UNSPSC Code 30121701(Geomesh)
ASTM D7407-07(2012), Standard Guide for Determining The Transmission of Gases Through Geomembranes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top