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clayey barriers
Vast regions of the globe are covered by tropical soils, increasing the perspective of using them for barrier design at solid/liquid disposal facilities. They comprise diverse pedological taxonomies, but have common features, specially the dominant mineral composition of quartz, kaolinite clay and Fe-Al-Mn oxides/hydroxides. Despite the vast occurrence, sometime...
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Compacted clayey tropical soils have great potential to be used as barriers in waste disposal facilities, considering that some technical requirements are fulfilled (e.g. hydraulic conductivity; compatibility after disposal; shear strength; swelling/cracking, etc). In turn, the bentonite addition is relevant for the cases where the hydraulic conductivity must be...
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