SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Use of Flexible Membrane Liners for Industrial and Hazardous Waste Disposal


This paper presents an overview of synthetic liners, called flexible membrane liners (FMLs), as used in the containment of solid wastes and their leachates in landfills. Details of FML manufacturing and properties are presented. This is followed by methods to evaluate chemical compatibility, elements of FML design, and various construction details. A series of topics for further research and development concludes the paper.

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Koerner, RM
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
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Developed by Committee: D34
Pages: 195–207
DOI: 10.1520/STP23079S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4994-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0931-5