alexa The System Dynamics Modeling of Geo-Synthetic Clay Landfill Liners
ISSN: 2157-7587

Hydrology: Current Research
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The System Dynamics Modeling of Geo-Synthetic Clay Landfill Liners

Ojoawo SO*
Department of Civil Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Ojoawo SO
Department of Civil Engineering
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
P.M.B 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Tel: 234-803-391-6883
E-mail: soojoaw[email protected]
Received October 14, 2012; Accepted December 03, 2012; Published December 05, 2012
Citation: Ojoawo SO (2012) The System Dynamics Modeling of Geo-Synthetic Clay Landfill Liners. Hydrol Current Res S12:005. doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.S12-005
Copyright: © 2012 Ojoawo SO. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The effectiveness of geo-synthetic clay (GC) material as landfill liners using the system dynamics modeling
approach is the focus of this paper. Study area is the Local Government Area (LGA) in Ogbomoso land of Oyo State, Nigeria. These five LGAs include the urban (Ogbomoso North and Ogbomoso South) and rural (Oriire, Ogo Oluwa and Suurulere). The properties of focus on the material were hydraulic conductivity, porosity, thickness and placement slope. A mathematical model was developed by applying the governing equations coded in Visual Basic Computer programming Language. This model was validated with field data collected on the study area. The interrelationship of the properties and the breakthrough times for GC liner was found through the STELLA 9.1.4 software application. It was discovered from this research that GC liners were more effective in urban than rural LGAs. The GC liner is therefore recommended for use as landfill liner in the urban LGAs of the study area.

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