Short Course – Geosynthetic barriers in containment facilities
Organizers & Speakers
Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia
Barrington Batchelor Distinguished University Professor and Canada Research Chair
Department of Civil Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada
This course is designed to provide the most recent findings from research and the state of practice to both expert practitioners/researchers and novices and equip them with updated knowledge on geosynthetics barrier systems. The course is offered by a team of world-class experts that will provide a unique combination of experiences from research, engineering practice, installation and material specifications. Following an overall introduction, the course material then focuses on geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) interaction with fluids typically encountered in landfills, mining and other settings. Significant new findings will be presented on the performance of composite liners, leakage rates, geomembrane service life, and GCL hydraulic performance. The course finishes by discussing how contaminants of emerging concern, such as Per and Poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), interact with geomembranes and GCLs and how they potentially affect the hydraulic performance of composite liners.