Laurie Honnigford for Land and Water Magazine



Everything you wanted to know about geomembranes...and more! The following article by Laurie Honnigford appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Land and Water magazine. Nilex offers geomembrane liners, geomembrane liner installation, design assistance, fabrication and construction services for containment applications.

Geomembranes 101
By Laurie Honnigford

Geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are used extensively. The manufacturing, design with, and installation of them are widely written about. This article will provide a brief description of the basics about geomembranes and resources with which you can gather additional information for study.

Overview & EPA Influence

Geomembranes and GCLs are used and accepted worldwide as an excellent method for containing waste, water, liquids, and other debris. Geomembranes are very low permeability polymeric barriers used to control fluid, gas, or debris migration. Geosynthetic clay liners are made by sandwiching a thin layer of bentonite clay between two geotextiles.

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