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How To Choose The Right Landfill Geomembranes?

With the development of the economy and society and the advancement of urbanization, we generate more and more garbage. Building landfills is a way for us to dispose of garbage and protect the environment. Landfill geomembrane is new designed anti-seepage material for landfill projects and it is used more and more. Landfill geomembrane is low cost, and lightweight, easy to weld and install. Above all, the Landfill geomembrane has excellent mechanical property and anti-seepage property which suit best for landfill projects. the operating cost of the landfill is reduced, and environmental safety is guaranteed. Landfill geomembrane is becoming more and more popular, the article will introduce the tips to help to choose the right ones.

Landfill Cover Liner
Landfill Geomembranes

1. Why should building a landfill be?

According to the Word bank report, Global garbage waste volume will increase by 70% by 2050,  Because of the’s world rapid urbanization and population growth, annual global waste generation is expected to increase to 3.4 billion tons over the next 30 years, up from 2.01 billion tons in 2016, the report found.

High-income countries account for only 16% of the world’s population but generate more than one-third (34%) of the world’s total waste. The East Asia Pacific region produces a quarter (23%) of the world’s total waste. By 2050, sub-Saharan Africa is expected to generate more than three times the amount of waste from current levels, while South Asia is expected to double the amount.

Plastics are particularly problematic, the report noted. If not collected and managed, plastic can pollute and affect waterways and ecosystems for hundreds of thousands of years. In 2016, the world generated 242 million tons of plastic waste, accounting for 12% of the total solid waste.

The How Much Waste 2.0 report highlights that solid waste management is a critical, yet often overlooked, element of sustainable, healthy, and inclusive cities and communities. A third of waste in high-income countries is recycled through recycling and composting, compared with only 4% in low-income countries.

Depending on how much waste is generated, its composition, and how it is managed, it is estimated that 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equal were generated in 2016 from waste treatment and disposal, accounting for about 5% of global emissions.

The report states that good waste management is essential to building a circular economy. In a circular economy, products are designed and optimized for recovery and recycling. As national and local governments embrace the idea of a circular economy, waste management is becoming a smart and sustainable way to help foster efficient economic growth while reducing damages to the environment.

Supporting countries to make important decisions on solid waste management financing, policy and planning are key. Solutions include:

Provide funding to build advanced solid waste management systems in countries most in need, especially the fastest-growing ones.

Assist major waste-producing countries to reduce plastic consumption and marine litter through comprehensive waste reduction and recycling programs.

Reduce food waste through consumer education, organics management, and coordinated food waste management programs.

Since 2000, the World Bank has claimed more than $4.7 billion and more than 340 solid waste management programs in countries all over the world.

Building a landfill project is an essential and right way for us to dispose of garbage and protect the environment. Landfill geomembrane is new designed anti-seepage material for landfill projects and it is used more and more.

Geomembrane is an ideal material for landfill liner

Geomembrane is a kind of designed anti-seepage material for landfill project programs. HDPE Geomembranes have the following advantages, such as high strength, good anti-seepage performance, strong anti-corrosion, anti-aging ability, and convenient construction. The reliability application is good. HDPE geomembrane is a kind of geomembrane, it is an ideal material for landfill liner, it is  made of high-density polyethylene virgin resin and other additives such as carbon black, antioxidant, ultraviolet absorber, thermal stabilizer, which makes HDPE has the following advantages :

Good impermeability;

Corrosion resistance to most chemical substances;

Good mechanical and welding characteristics;

Good working characteristics at low temperature;

Can be made into various thicknesses;

Not easy to age with a long service time which can be up to 70 years.

Thus, it is used in the anti-seepage treatment of landfills. HDPE film has two kinds of the rough surface and smooth surface. The rough surface is used for slope surface to increase stability and prevent landslides. The smooth surface is used at the bottom of the landfill, which is cheap and applicable. The textured surface is used at the slope of the landfill project.

2. Landfill Geomembranes Thickness Selection

HDPE Geomembrane produced by Earth Shield, the Landfill Geomembranes thickness can be from 0.2~3.0mm. Different thickness has different applications. The different project calls for different project need. Such as for the pond project, dam reservoir project which is only for the water, the thickness we recommend 0.5mm Landfill Geomembranes,0.75mm Landfill Geomembranes,1.0mm Landfill Geomembranes.

But for landfill projects, the project environment will have a lot of different chemicals, and heavy and sharp objects, so that calls for high-quality HDPE geomembrane, the more thickness has better mechanical properties, the thickness usually used in landfill projects is 1.5mm Landfill Geomembranes and 2.0mm Landfill Geomembranes. Some even use more thickness, such as 2.5mm Landfill Geomembranes,3.0mm Landfill Geomembranes.

Also for the cap of the landfill need less, you can choose less thickness, such as 1.0mm,0.75mm. Different project in different regions has different need, or you can ask the engineer of the project to ask for technical parameters, then find our professional engineer for advice.

Landfill Geomembranes With Different Thickness And Color

3. Landfill Geomembranes Material Selection

Now in the geomembranes market, there is a list of materials for you to choose from, Geomembrane is a geotechnical anti-seepage material made of plastic film as the anti-seepage base material and composited with non-woven fabric. The anti-seepage function of the new material geomembrane depends on the anti-seepage function of the plastic film. At present, the plastic films used for anti-seepage at home and abroad include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), EVA (ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer), and ECB (ethylene vinyl acetate modified) is planned to be used in tunnel applications. Asphalt blend geomembrane), they are a kind of polymer flexible material, with small specific gravity, strong extensibility, high adaptive deformation capacity, corrosion resistance, low-temperature resistance, and good frost resistance.

Landfill Geomembrane is a waterproof and insulating material with high molecular polymer as the basic raw material. Landfill Geomembrane is a waterproof and insulating material with high molecular polymer as the basic raw material. divided into low-density polyethylene (LDPE) geomembrane, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembrane, and EVA geomembrane.

1). The width and thickness are completely standard.

2). It has excellent resistance to environmental stress cracking and excellent chemical corrosion resistance.

3). Excellent chemical corrosion such as acid and alkali resistance.

4). It has a large operating temperature range and a long operating life.

5). It is used in waste landfills, tailings storage sites, pathway anti-seepage, dike anti-seepage, subway projects, etc.

4. Landfill Geomembranes Color Selection

At present, the color of Landfill geomembrane in the market is black, but also white, blue, and brown. The color is not important for the anti-seepage membrane geomembrane. Whether the geomembrane is impermeable, leak-proof, anti-corrosion, acid and alkali resistance, strength coefficient, adhesion, and other indicators pass the test.

But the black color of landfill geomembrane is more welcomed because it has contained carbon black inside which performed well in UV resistance. So the black color of landfill geomembrane has a longer service time, which can be up to 70 years.

The different colors of the landfill geomembrane will not affect the quality of the geomembrane, because the color masterbatches are prepared in an appropriate proportion, the production process is professional and formal, and the quality of the produced geomembrane will not be affected by the difference in color. film quality. Nowadays, many geomembrane constructions need geomembrane to use friendly colors or some specific colors, so the color of geomembrane will give customers more choices in geomembrane construction. The color of the geomembrane is adjusted by masterbatches of different colors, such as black, white, green, etc. The masterbatch will be added by special personnel to ensure the uniformity of the color and the professionalism of the production process.

5. Landfill Geomembranes Specifications

Product NameHow To Choose The Right Landfill Geomembranes
ThicknessCan be from 0.3mm to 3.0mm max
LengthUsually from 1m to 8m
surfaceTwo sides textured, two sides smooth, single textured
ColorBlack, Blue, Green, White, mainly black color
Material100% virgin HDPE, LLDPE
CertificationCE, ISO9001
StandardASTM GRI-GM 13 Standard
Landfill Geomembranes Specifications

6. Landfill Geomembranes Cost

Compared to other construction materials, landfill geomembrane is low cost, lightweight, easy to weld and install. Above all, it has excellent mechanical property and anti-seepage property which suit best for landfill projects. The operating cost of the landfill is reduced, and environmental safety is guaranteed.

7. Landfill Geomembranes Factory/Supplier

As a professional manufacturer of HDPE geomembrane landfill liner, Shandong Dajin Can supply the landfill geomembrane to customer-friends from 120 countries and regions, and can meet and exceed ASTM GRI GM13 standard, which is the international standard of landfill geomembrane.

Shandong Dajin is a professional manufacturer of HDPE geomembrane for 20 years and has gained rich experience in many projects, such as landfill projects, pond projects, dam projects, mining projects, reservoir projects, biogas projects,s and many other projects all over the world. Shandong Dajin Geosysthetics CO., Ltd is a Chinese leading factory offering s anti-leakage solutions, products, and services. It is located in Jinan city, which is about 1 hours drive from Jinan airport. Our company covers the production, research, and development of innovative geosynthetic anti-seepage products including landfill geomembrane. Our main products are landfill geomembrane, geotextile, geonet, and GCL. The company occupies  310,000 square meters area; Meanwhile, we have 12 advanced production lines, which can produce 100000 square meters or more.

8. FAQ:

(1). Which material is the best liner for a landfill?

According to the report, the HDPE geomembrane liner is the best landfill geomembrane liner for the landfill liners project.

(2) . What is the least thickness mM of geomembrane that has to be used in landfills?

The least thickness of the landfill geomembrane cover usually be used 1.5mm, and the cap of the landfill project can be less, such as 0.75mm LLDPE geomembrane.

(3) . What is the role of geomembrane in a landfill?

The layered anti-seepage structure layer with HDPE landfill geomembrane as the core forms an isolation layer at the bottom and periphery of the landfill to prevent surface runoff from being polluted, prevent water and soil loss, and reduce the amount of leachate generated. The gas is collected and utilized in an orderly and controllable manner to create space, realize the diversion and discharge of leachate, surface water, and groundwater, and achieve the purpose of anti-seepage and environmental protection

(4) . What is the landfill lined with and why is that important?

Landfill impermeable membrane is made of high-density polyethylene as raw material, adding a certain proportion of carbon black, stabilizer, anti-ultraviolet absorber, and three-layer co-extrusion or calendering process. Landfill anti-seepage membrane has the characteristics of corrosion resistance, anti-aging, no chemical pollution, strong anti-seepage performance, easy welding, convenient construction, and is a must for landfill anti-seepage.

The process of urbanization has brought us not only economic prosperity and the improvement of people’s living standards but also the excessive concentration of the population and the increasing number of urban domestic waste. The landfill project is a simple waste treatment process, which has been used in many cities in my country. To build a modern urban domestic waste landfill project and control the leachate from polluting the surrounding environment and groundwater sources, the key technical issues are the anti-seepage treatment and anchoring technology of the landfill. With the rapid economic development, the problem of waste pollution is becoming more and more serious. As a high-performance material, anti-seepage landfill geomembrane plays an important role in the construction of landfill projects.

Landfill geomembrane has a lot of advantages such as low cost, lightweight, easy to weld and install. Above all, the Landfill geomembrane has excellent mechanical property and anti-seepage property which suit best for landfill projects. the operating cost of the landfill is reduced, and environmental safety is guaranteed.HDPE landfill geomembrane can be the best geomembrane choice for landfill projects.

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