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Achieving zero leaks on a budget with geomembranes

June 1st, 2017 / By: , / Containment, Feature, Separation

For more than 30 years, the geomembrane industry has been told that “all geomembranes leak” (Giroud 1984), as if this were some foregone conclusion no matter what might happen from geomembrane manufacturing to the time it is put into service. But recently, the idea of “zero leaks” has been a hot topic at industry conferences, […]


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One response to “Achieving zero leaks on a budget with geomembranes

  1. It may be possible to build a containment facility that initially would have zero leaks, and is a good goal to heighten standard of care. It would be foolhardy to assume that will be the factual status during facility operations. Designs and operations must anticipate there will be leaks.
    R. Thiel

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