Study on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Sand-Bentonite mixtures used as Liner System of Waste Landfill
A liner system such as liner sheet underlying impermeable soil layer having hydraulic conductivity less than 1*10-7 cm/s and a thickness larger than 100 cm is often used in china. As there is very little natural clay having such low permeability, bentonite is usually mixed into sand to decrease the permeability. In this paper, the compaction tests and permeability testing using flexible-wall permeameter are conducted. The test results show that the value of critical benonite ratio depends on bentonite ratio, and the hydraulic conductivity of the sand mixed with critical bentonite ratio for distilled water shows of the order of 1*10-8 cm/s that satisfies the china standard requested as compacted soil liner of waste landfill. Finally, the permeability testing used leachate including calcium component was conducted.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
S. F. Xu et al., "Study on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Sand-Bentonite mixtures used as Liner System of Waste Landfill", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 909-912, 2011