EXPOSURE TO MSW LEACHATE FOR
SEVEN YEARS HAS NO EFFECT ON PVC
 
PHYSICAL PROPERTY SPECIFICATION TEST   METHODS EXHUMED SAMPLE TEST RESULTS ORIGINAL
Thickness Minimum 

(mils)

ASTM D1593 19.8 19.0
Tensile Properties 

Breaking Factor 

(ppi)

ASTM D882 MD 

TD

61.4 

52.4

46.0 

46.0

Elongation at Break Percent-Minimum ASTM D882 MD 

TD

372 

52.4

300 

300

Modulus @ 100 % 

Elongation (ppi)

ASTM D882 MD 

TD

37.2 

34.9

18.0 

18.0

Tear Resistance 

(lbs)

ASTM D1004 MD 

TD

8.8 

8.3

6.0 

6.0

Dimensional Stability (%) ASTM D1204 MD 

TD

3.6 

1.3

5.0 

5.0

Hydrostatic Resistance (psi) ASTM D751 MD 93.0 60.0
Low Temperature 

Brittleness 

(% pass at -15 degree F)

ASTM D1790 90.0 Pass
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.1723 1.20
Water Extraction 

(percent)

ASTM D3083 -0.01 -0.35
Volatile Loss ASTM D1203 0.16 .9
 

DATA TAKEN FROM LYCOMING COUNTY LANDFILL PROTECTED WITH GEOMEMBRANE. Geotechnical Fabrics Report July/August 1996

 

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