Characterisation of polluted clay-zeolite landfill liner materials using scanning electron microscopy

GÜNEY Y., Koyuncu H., KARA A.

Electron Microscopy and Analysis 2003 - Proceedings of the Institute of Physics Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference, Oxford, England, 3 - 05 September 2003, vol.179, pp.249-252 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 179
  • City: Oxford
  • Country: England
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-252
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


A landfill liner act as a barrier to minimize the migration of leachates in waste containment systems. Thus, proper management of leachates is important to minimize the risk of contamination for groundwater and subsoil. Structure of a liner is affected by different salt and metal solutions. Therefore, microstructural and physico-chemical properties of landfill liners are important. This paper, part of an extended study, reports the morphological characteristics of clay-zeolite liner material mixtures before and after contamination with salt and heavy metals solutions.