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  Landfill construction research projects

Current projects

  • Long-term examination of a mineral cap seal
    ("Im Dienstfeld" landfill, Aurach)
    E 35 BStMLU: Dr.-Ing. Gartung, Dr. Henken-Mellies
  • Long-term examination of an alternative cap seal system with geosynthetics
    (field test site at the "Im Dienstfeld" landfill, Aurach)
    E 50 BStMLU: Dr.-Ing. Gartung, Dr. Henken-Mellies
  • Examination of the long-term effectiveness of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) in landfill cap seals (laboratory tests and computer simulation to desiccation) E 51 BStMLU: Dr.-Ing. Gartung, Dipl.-Geol. Sporer
  • Landfill seals - summary and assessment of research findings for sealing systems
    E 48 BStMLU: Dr.-Ing. Gartung

Subjects of previous research work

  • Chemoton mineral seal
  • foam as temporary covering
  • grain resistance of mineral drainage layer
  • long-term effectiveness of geotextile filters in landfill construction
  • water flow capacity of geocomposite drainage layers
  • large-scale test of the protective effectiveness of geosynthetic products
  • load-bearing behaviour of leachate pipes at the landfill base
  • load-bearing behaviour of manholes in the body of the landfill (plastic/concrete)
  • safety considerations for waste landfills


Dr. Wolf-Ulrich Henken-Mellies

Dr. Wolf-Ulrich Henken-Mellies
Dr.sc.nat., Dipl.-Geol. (Univ.)

TÜV Rheinland LGA Bautechnik GmbH
Tillystraße 2
90431 Nuremberg

Phone: +49 (0) 911 655-55 87
Fax:     +49 (0) 911 655-55 10
Mobil: +49 (0) 175 721 46 89
eMail: wolf-ulrich.henken-mellies@de.tuv.com

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