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Collaborative Project on the Long-Term Performance of Barrier Systems

PAPERS

GENERAL

Rowe, R.K. (2015) "Protecting the Environment with Geosynthetics", Keynote lecture, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering - 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August: 45-56.

Rowe, R.K. (2016) "Recent insights regarding the design and construction of modern MSW landfill barrier systems", 3rd EurAsia Waste Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, Keynote Lecture, 60-74.

Jafari, N.H, Stark, T. and Rowe, R.K.(2014) "Service life of a landfill liner system subjected to elevated temperatures", Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 18(1): 16-26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000188

Rowe, R.K (2012). Short and long-term leakage through composite liners, The 7th  Arthur Casagrande Lecture, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(2): 141-169.

Rowe, R.K. (2012). Systems engineering the design and operations of municipal solid waste landfills to minimize leakage of contaminants to groundwater, Geosynthetics International, 16(6) 391-404.  This paper, the 3rd Zeng Gou-Xi Lecture, was presented at the International Symposium on Geoenvironmental Engineering, Hangzhou, China, and a pre-print appeared in the Proceedings of that Conference: pp. 3-18.

Rowe R.K. (2009) Long-term performance of leachate collections systems and geomembrane liners for MSW landfills, Keynote lecture, GeoAfrica 2009, Capetown, September 2009.

Hsuan, Y. G., Schroeder, H..F., Rowe, R. K., Müller, W.,  Greenwood, J., Cazzuffi, D., Koerner, R.M. (2008) “Long-term performance and lifetime prediction of geosynthetics,  4th European Conference on Geosynthetics, Edinburgh, September, Keynote paper.

Rowe R.K. (2007). Advances and Remaining Challenges for Geosynthetics in Geoenvironmental Engineering Applications,” 23rd Manual Rocha Lecture,Soils and Rocks, 30(1) (3-30).

Rowe, R.K. (2005). Long-term performance of contaminant barrier systems, 45th Rankine Lecture, Geotechnique, 55 (9): 631-678.

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FIELD STUDIES

Antarctica

Jones, D., Rowe, R.K and McWatters, R.S (2015) “Hydration of Geosynthetic Clay Liners for use in Antarctica”, Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, February: 592-598.

McWatters, R.S., Rowe, R.K., Jones, D. Wilkins, D., Hince, G. Spedding, T. Bouazza, A., Gates, W.P. Snape, I. (2015) “Geosynthetics in Antarctica – Composite barrier systems used in biopile treatment cells to contain hydrocarbon-contaminated soil at Casey station”, Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, February: 1245-1253.

McWatters, R.S., Wilkins, D. Spedding, T. Hince G., Snape, I., , Jones, D., Gates, W.P.Bouazza, A., and Rowe, R.K. (2014) “Geosynthetics used in the barrier systems for remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil in Antarctica”, 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 456-463.

Jones, D., McWatters, R., Hince, G., Wilkins, D., Bouazza, M., Gates, W., Rowe, R.K. and Snape, I. (2013) “Evaluation of geosynthetics used in barrier systems to contain hydrocarbon-contaminated soils in Antarctica ”, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September Paper 457, 8p.

McWatters, R.S., Wilkins, D. Spedding, T. Hince G., Snape, I., Rowe, R.K., Jones, D., Bouazza, A., and Gates, W.P. (2014) "Geosynthetics in barriers for hydrocarbon remediation in Antarctica", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014. CD Rom Paper #76, 8p.

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GCL: Long-term performance

Rentz, A., Take W.A., Brachman, R.W.I. and Rowe, R.K., (2016) "Effect of geomembrane colour and cover soil on solar-driven down slope bentonite erosion from a GCL", Geosynthetics International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.15.00050

Rowe R.K. (2016) "Some considerations with respect to the long-term performance of multicomponent GCLs", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica's 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April

Rowe R.K. and Li, T-K. (2016) "Preliminary laboratory simulation of self-healing of fully penetrating hole in GCLs with applied stress", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica?s 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

Ashe, L., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I. and Take, W.A. (2015) “Laboratory study of down-slope erosion for ten different GCLs”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141 (1): 04014079:1 – 8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001191

Brachman, R.W.I., Rentz, A., Rowe, R.K. and Take W.A.(2015) “Classification and quantification of downslope erosion from a GCL when covered only by a black geomembrane”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52(4): 395-412 (10.1139/cgj-2014-0241)

Liu Y., Bouazza. A., Gates. W. P., Rowe, R. K (2015) “Hydraulic Performance of Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Acidic Solutions”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(1):14-23

Rouf, M.A., Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A. Rowe, R.K. and Gates W.P. (2015) "Gas permeability of partially hydrated geosynthetic clay liner under two stress conditions", J. of Environmental Geotechnics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/envgeo.14.00009

Rouf, M.A., Bouazza, A. Singh, R.M., Gates W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2015) “Vapour water adsorption and desorption in GCLs”, Geosynthetics International, 23(2):86-99[ http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.15.00034]

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Rowe, R.K.and Hosney, M.S. (2015) "Hydraulic conductivity and interface transmissivity of GCLs below poured concrete ", Geosynthetics International, 22(1):48-69.

Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I., and Rowe, R.K. (2015). "Observations of bentonite erosion from solar-driven moisture migration in GCLs covered only by a black geomembrane", Geosynthetics International, 22(1): 78-92.

Take, W.A., Rowe, R.K , Brachman, R.W.I., and Arnepalli, D.N. (2015). "Thermal exposure conditions for a composite liner with a black geomembrane exposed to solar radiation", Geosynthetics International, 22(1): 93-109.

Ali, M.A., Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A., Gates, W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Effect of vertical stresses on GCL thermal conductivity", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 1201-1208.

Ali, M.A., Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A., Gates, W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Variation of total suction of a clayey soil with temperature". UNSAT 2014, Sydney, 849-855.

Ashe, L. Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I. and Take, W.A. (2014). "Laboratory simulation of bentonite erosion by downslope flow on a GCL", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140 (8): 04014044-1 to 04014044-9 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001142

El-Zein, A., Ghavam-Nasiri, A., Bouazza, A and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Performance of GCLs in Brine Ponds for Coal-Seam Gas Extraction Sites: An Investigation", 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 1209-1216.

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Fehervari, A., Gates, W.P., Patti, A.F., Turney, T.W., Bouazza, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Modification of GCLs for enhanced containment of calcic and hyper saline leachates", 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 1547-1553.

Rouf, M.A., Bouazza, A. Singh, R.M., Gates W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Gas Diffusion Coefficient and Gas Permeability of an Unsaturated Geosynthetic Clay Liner", Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, February: 776-783.

Rouf, M.A., Bouazza, A. Singh, R.M., Gates W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Simultaneous measurement of gas diffusion and gas permeability of a geosynthetic clay liner", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 722-729.

Rowe, R.K., Ashe, L.E., Take W.A., and Brachman, R.W.I. (2014) "Factors affecting the down-slope erosion of bentonite in a GCL", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(5): 445-456 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2014.07.002

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Hosney, M.S. and Rowe, R.K. (2013) "Changes in GCL properties after two years in a cover over arsenic-rich tailings" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 50(3): 326-342.

Hosney, M.S. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Performance of three GCLs used for covering gold mine tailings for 4 years under field and laboratory exposure conditions", Geosynthetics International, 21(3):197-212.

Liu Y., Gates. W. P., Bouazza. A., Rowe, R. K (2014) "Fluid loss as a quick method to evaluate hydraulic conductivity under acidic conditions", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51(2):158-163.

Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Performance of GCLs in liners for landfill and mining applications", J. of Environmental Geotechnics, 1(1): 3-21; http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/envgeo.13.00031

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Monitoring of wrinkles

Chappel, M.J., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I. and Take, W.A. (2012). "A comparison of geomembrane wrinkles for nine field cases", Geosynthetics International, 19(6):  19(6): 453-469

Take, W.A, Watson, E., Brachman, R.W.I., and Rowe, R.K. (2012) “Thermal expansion and contraction of geomembrane liners subjected to solar exposure and backfilling, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(11): 1387 – 1397.

Chappel, M.J., Brachman, R.W.I., Take, W.A. and Rowe, R.K. (2012). "Large-scale quantification of wrinkles in a smooth, black, HDPE geomembrane", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138 (6): 671-679.

Chappel, M.J., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I. and Take, W.A. (2012). "A comparison of geomembrane wrinkles for nine field cases", Geosynthetics International, 19(6): (in press)

Rowe, R.K., Chappel, M.J., Brachman, R.W.I. and Take, W.A. (2012). "Field monitoring of geomembrane wrinkles at a composite liner test site", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(10): 1196-1211.

Rowe, R.K., Yang, P., Chappel, M.J., Brachman, R.W.I. and Take, W.A. (2012). "Wrinkling of a geomembrane on a compacted clay liner on a slope", Invited paper for Special Issue on Geosynthetics, Geotechnical Engineering, Journal of the South East Asian Geotechnical Society, 43(3): 11-18.

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Chappel, M. J., Take, W. A., Brachman, R. W. I., Rowe, R. K (2008)“A case study of wrinkles in a textured geomembrane on a slope,” Geoamericas 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March, 452-458.

Chappel, M. J., Brachman R. W. I., Take W. A., and Rowe R. K. (2007) “Development of a low altitude aerial photogrammetry technique to quantify geomembrane wrinkles”, Geosynthetics 2007, Proc. Environmental Conference, Washington, 293-300. [Winner, Best Student Paper, North American Geosynthetics Society].

Take W. A., Chappel, M. J., Brachman R. W. I. and Rowe R. K. (2007) “Quantifying geomembrane wrinkles using aerial photography and digital image processing”, Geosynthetics International,14(4), 219–227. Award for best paper published by Geosynthetics International 2007.

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Queen's Experimental Liner Test Site

Rentz, A., Take W.A., Brachman, R.W.I. and Rowe, R.K., (2016) "Effect of geomembrane colour and cover soil on solar-driven down slope bentonite erosion from a GCL", Geosynthetics International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.15.00050

Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I., and Rowe, R.K. (2015). "Observations of bentonite erosion from solar-driven moisture migration in GCLs covered only by a black geomembrane", Geosynthetics International, 22(1): 78-92.

Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I., and Rowe, R.K. (2015). "Observations of bentonite erosion from solar-driven moisture migration in GCLs covered only by a black geomembrane", Geosynthetics International, 22(1): 78-92.

Take, W.A., Rowe, R.K , Brachman, R.W.I., and Arnepalli, D.N. (2015). "Thermal exposure conditions for a composite liner with a black geomembrane exposed to solar radiation", Geosynthetics International, 22(1): 93-109.

Brachman, R.W.I, Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A. and Ashe, L., (2014), "Comparison of field and laboratory measurements of GCL shrinkage", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 CD Rom Paper #184, 8p.

Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I, Take, W.A, Ashe, L.E., and Rentz, A. (2014) "Field and laboratory observations of down-slope bentonite migration in exposed composite liners", Keynote Lecture, 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 63-80.

Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I, and Rentz, A., (2014), "Observations of down-slope moisture migration on GCLs beneath exposed GMB liners", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September CD Rom Paper #86, 8p.

Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I. and Rowe, R.K. (2014), "Temperature measurements of exposed GMB/GCL composite liners", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 (CD Rom Paper #90, 8p.

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Brachman, R. W. I., Rowe, R. K., Take, W. A., Arnepalli, N., Chappel, M. J., Bostwick, L.E., Beddoe, R. (2007). “Queen's composite geosynthetic liner experimental site,” 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 2135-2142.

Take, W.A., Arnepalli, D.N., Brachman, R.W.I., and Rowe, R.K, (2007). “Laboratory and field calibration of TDR probes for water content measurement,” 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 1865-1871.

LABORATORY STUDIES

Carbon Nanoparticles

Mattison, N., O'Carroll, D.,  Rowe, R.K.,  Petersen, E (2011) "Impact of porous media grain size on the transport of multiwalled carbon nanotubes", Environmental Science & Technology, 45:9765–9775

Desiccation of Clay Liners

Hoor, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2013) “Potential for desiccation of geosynthetic clay liners used in barrier systems”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(10): 1648–1664.

Rowe, R.K and Verge, A.E. (2013) "Prediction of geosynthetic clay liner desiccation in low stress applications", Geosynthetics International, 20(5): 301-315.

Azad, F., El-Zein, A., Rowe, R.K. and Airey, D. (2012). "Modelling of thermally induced desiccation of geosynthetic clay liners in double composite liner systems", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 34: 28-38.

Hoor, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2012) "Application of tire chips to reduce the temperature of secondary geomembranes in municipal solid waste landfills", Waste Management , 32:901-911

Azad, F., Rowe, R.K., El-Zein, A. and Airey, D. (2011) Laboratory Investigation of Thermally Induced Desiccation of GCLs in Double Composite Liner Systems, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 29 (6):534-543.

Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2011). Numerical modelling of thermally induced desiccation of geosynthetic clay liners observed in laboratory experiments, Geosynthetics International, 18 (5) 289-303

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Diffusion of VOCs through GMs

Jones, D.D. and Rowe, R.K. (2016) "BTEX migration through various geomembranes and vapour barriers", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001502.

Rowe, R.K., Jones, D.D., and Rutter, A. (2016) "Polychlorinated biphenyl diffusion through HDPE geomembrane", Geosynthetics International, [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.16.00006].

Di Battista, V. and Rowe R.K. (2016) "Effect of geomembrane thickness on diffusion of toluene", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica?s 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

McWatters, R.S. and Rowe, R.K. (2015). "Permeation of volatile organic compounds through EVOH thin-film membranes and co-extruded LLDPE/EVOH/LLDPE geomembrane" ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(2), 0401409: 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001209

McWatters, and, Rowe, R.K. (2014) "An investigation of toluene and TCE diffusion through EVOH in aqueous solutions", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 CD Rom Paper #22, 8p.

Rowe, R.K., Mukunoki, T. and Lindsay, H. (2011) “Effect of Temperature on BTEX Permeation through HDPE and fluorinated HDPE geomembranes, Soils and Foundations 51(6):1103-1114.

McWatters, R. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). “Diffusive transport of VOCs through LLDPE and two Co-Extruded Geomembranes, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136(9): 1167-1177.

Islam, M.Z. and Rowe, R.K. (2009) “Permeation of BTEX through unaged and aged HDPE geomembranes, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135 (8):1130-1140.

McWatters, R. and Rowe, R.K. (2009). “Transport of volatile organic compounds through PVC and LLDPE geomembranes from both aqueous and vapour phases, Geosynthetics International, 16(6): 468-481.

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McWatters, R. and Rowe R.K. (2009) “Transport of VOCs through a co-extruded geomembrane with a Nylon barrier, Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, USA., 29-39. [Winner, Best student paper prize, North American Geosynthetics Society].

Islam, M.Z. and Rowe R.K. (2008) “Effect of geomembrane ageing on the diffusion of VOCs through HDPE geomembranes, Geoamericas 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March, 459-467.

McWatters, R. and Rowe R.K. (2007). “Diffusive Migration of Volatile Organic Compounds through Geomembranes, Geosynthetics 2007, Proceedings Environmental Conference, Washington, 106-120.

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Double lined landfills

Brachman, R.W.I. and Sabir, A. (2007) “Preliminary assessment of the physcial response of a double composite GM/CCL liner, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 2143-2148.

Effect of protection layers on strains in GMs with and without wrinkles under load and deformations in GCLs

Brachman, R.W.I., Rowe, R.K. and Irfan (2014) "Short-Term Local Tensile Strains in HDPE Heap Leach Geomembranes from Coarse Overliner Materials", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 140(5): 04014011-1 to 04014011-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.00.

Rowe, R.K., Abdelaal, F.B. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2013) "Antioxidant depletion from an HDPE geomembrane with a sand protection layer", Geosynthetics International, 20(2):73-89.

Dickinson, S., Brachman, R.W.I. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). Thickness and hydraulic performance of geosynthetic clay liners overlying a geonet, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136(4): 552-561.

Brachman, R.W.I. and Gudina, S. (2008)  "Gravel contacts and geomembrane strains for a GM/CCL composite liner", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 26(6): 448-459.

Brachman, R.W.I. and Gudina, S. (2008) Geomembrane strains and wrinkle deformations in a GM/GCL composite liner, Geotextiles and Geomembranes,
26 (6):488-497.

Dickinson, S., Brachman, R.W.I. (2008). Assessment of alternative protection layers for a GM/GCL composite liner, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45(11): 1594-1610.

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Dickinson, S. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2006) Deformations of a geosynthetic clay liner beneath a geomembrane wrinkle and coarse gravel, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24(5): 285-298 [Winner, Best paper published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes in 2006].

Gudina, S. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2006) Effect of boundary conditions on deflection of GM wrinkles in a GM/GCL composite liner, 8th International Geosynthetics Conference, Yokohama, Japan, September,   255-258.

Gudina, S. and Brachman R. W. I. (2006) Physical Response of Geomembrane Wrinkles overlying Compacted Clay, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132(10): 1346-1353.

GCL Overlaps

Brachman, R.W.I., Joshi, P., Rowe, R. K., and Gudina, S. (2011).  "Physical response of geomembrane wrinkles near GCL overlaps", Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, March 2011, 1152-1161.

Leakage through composite liners

AbdelRazek, A., Rowe, R.K. and Hosney, M.S. (2016) "Laboratory set-up for measuring interface transmissivity between geosynthetic clay liner and geomembrane", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica?s 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

Bouazza, A., Singh, R.M., Rowe, R.K. and Gassner, F. (2015) “Heat and moisture migration in a geomembrane-GCL composite liner subjected to high temperatures”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(5):555-563.

Rowe, R.K and Abdelatty, K. (2013). "Leakage and contaminant transport through a single hole in the geomembrane component of a composite liner", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(3): 357-366.

Rowe, R.K., Yu, Y. and Hosney, M.S. (2013) "Interaction between clogging of a leachate drainage layer and leakage through a composite liner", International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, Torino, Italy, July, 283-290.

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Mining applications for geosynthetics

Liu Y., Bouazza. A., Gates. W. P., Rowe, R. K (2015) “Hydraulic Performance of Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Acidic Solutions”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(1):14-23

Shoaib, M. and Rowe R.K. (2015) "Effect of brine solution on antioxidants of HDPE geomembranes", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoQuebec, Quebec City, September, Paper 27, 6p.

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Abdelaal, F.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Antioxidant depletion from a LLDPE Geomembrane in an extremely high pH solution", Geosynthetic Mining Solutions 2014, Vancouver, September, ISBN: 978-0-9917905-5-5, pp 225-235.

Brachman, R.W.I., Rowe, R.K. and Irfan (2014) "Short-Term Local Tensile Strains in HDPE Heap Leach Geomembranes from Coarse Overliner Materials", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , 140(5): 04014011-1 to 04014011-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.00.

El-Zein, A., Ghavam-Nasiri, A., Bouazza, A and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Performance of GCLs in Brine Ponds for Coal-Seam Gas Extraction Sites: An Investigation", 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 1209-1216.

Fehervari, A., Gates, W.P., Patti, A.F., Turney, T.W., Bouazza, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Modification of GCLs for enhanced containment of calcic and hyper saline leachates", 7th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 1547-1553.

Hosney, M.S. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Performance of three GCLs used for covering gold mine tailings for 4 years under field and laboratory exposure conditions", Geosynthetics International, 21(3):197-212.

Indraratna, B., Pathirage, P.U., Rowe, R.K. and Banasiak, L. (2014) "Coupled hydro-geochemical modelling of a permeable reactive barrier for treating acidic groundwater", Computers and Geotechnics, 55: 429-439.

Joshi, P., Brachman, R.W.I., and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "A new laboratory apparatus for testing geomembrane leakage with mine tailings under large earth and fluid pressures", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoRegina, Regina. 6p.

Liu Y., Gates. W. P., Bouazza. A., Rowe, R. K (2014) "Fluid loss as a quick method to evaluate hydraulic conductivity under acidic conditions", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51(2):158-163.

Rowe R.K. and Shoaib, M. (2014) "Effect of brine on STD-OIT depletion from HDPE GMB seams", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 472-479.

Zhang, L., Bouazza, A., Rowe, R.K. and Scheirs, J. (2014) "Preliminary Evaluation of the Degradation of an HDPE Geomembrane in Contact with Very Low pH Solutions", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 488-495.

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Abdelaal, F.B., and Rowe, R.K. (2013) "Antioxidant depletion of HDPE geomembrane without HALS in an extreme environment", Geosynthetics 2013, Long Beach, USA, April, 127-133.

Rowe, R.K, Brachman, R.R.W., Irfan, H., Smith, M.E., and Thiel, R. (2013) "Effect of underliner on geomembrane strains in heap leach applications", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 40: 37-47.

Rowe, R.K.and Hosney, M.S. (2013) "Laboratory investigation of GCL performance for covering arsenic contaminated mine wastes ", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 39: 63-77.

Abdelaal, F.B., Rowe, R.K., Smith, M. Brachman, R.W.I and Thiel, R. (2012) OIT depletion of HDPE and LLDPE geomembranes without HALS in extremely low pH solution, 2nd Pan American Geosynthetics Conference, GeoAmericas 2012, Lima, Perú - May 2012.

Hosney, M. and Rowe, R.K. (2012) Geosynthetic clay liners for covering gold mine tailings, 2nd Pan American Geosynthetics Conference, GeoAmericas 2012, Lima, Perú - May 2012.

Abdelaal, F.B., Rowe, R.K., Smith, M. and Thiel, R. (2011) OIT depletion in HDPE geomembranes used in contact with solutions having very high and low pH,  14th  Pan-American conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Toronto, October, paper #483 , CD-ROM, 7p.

Brachman, R.W.I.,  Rowe , R.K.,  Irfan, H, and Gudina, S. (2011)  High-pressure puncture testing of HDPE geomembranes,  14th  Pan-American conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Toronto, October, paper #753 , CD-ROM, 7p.

Hosney, M.S. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). GCLs for use in covers over arsenic-contaminated mine wastes, 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, September 2010, pp. 1162-1169.

Lange, K., Rowe, R.K. and Jamieson, H. (2010). The potential role of geosynthetic clay liners in mine water treatment systems”, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 28(2):199-205.
 
Lange, K., Rowe, R.K.  Jamieson, H., Flemming, R.L., and Lanzirotti, A.  (2010). Characterization of geosynthetic clay liner bentonite using micro-analytical methods”, Applied Geochemistry, 25(7):1056-1069.

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Moisture uptake of GCLs

Abdelaal, F.B., and Rowe, R.K. (2015) “Durability of three HDPE GMBs immersed in different fluids at 85oC”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(2), 04014106. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001234

Abdelaal, F.B and Rowe, R.K. (2015) “Effect of high pH found in low level radioactive waste leachates on the antioxidant depletion of a HDPE geomembrane”, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.2153-5515.0000262, D4015001.

Abdelaal, F.B. Rowe, R.K., Hsuan, Y.G. and Awad, R. (2015) “Effect of high temperatures on the physical and mechanical properties of HDPE geomembranes in air”, Geosynthetics International, 22(3): 207–224. [ http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/gein.15.00006]

Jones, D., Rowe, R.K and McWatters, R.S (2015) "Hydration of Geosynthetic Clay Liners for use in Antarctica", Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, February: 592-598.

Rouf, M.A., Bouazza, A. Singh, R.M., Gates W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2015) “Vapour water adsorption and desorption in GCLs”, Geosynthetics International, 23(2):86-99[ http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgein.15.00034]

Rowe, R.K. and Ewais, A.R. (2015). “Ageing of exposed geomembranes at locations with different climatological conditions”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52 (3):326-343 ( http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2014-0131)

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Ali, M.A., Singh, R.M., Bouazza, A., Gates, W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Variation of total suction of a clayey soil with temperature". UNSAT 2014, Sydney, 849-855.

Siemens, G.A., Take , W.A., Rowe, R.K., and Brachman, R.W.I. (2013) "Effect of confining stress on the transient hydration of unsaturated GCLs", 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris, September, 1187-1190.

Anderson,  R., Rayhani, M.T., and Rowe, R.K. (2012) Laboratory investigation of GCL hydration from clayey sand subsoil, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 31: 31-38

Rowe, R.K and Abdelatty, K. (2012). "Effect of a calcium-rich soil on the performance of an overlying GCL", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(4): 423-431.

Siemens, G.A., Take , W.A., Rowe, R.K., and Brachman, R.W.I. (2012). "Numerical investigation of transient hydration of unsaturated geosynthetic clay liners", Geosynthetics International, 19(3): 232-251.

Rayhani, M.T. Anderson, R. and Rowe, R.K. (2011) GCL hydration from a clayey sand subsoil,  14th  Pan-American conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Toronto, October, paper #478 , CD-ROM, 8p.

Rayhani, M.T., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I., Take, W.A. and Siemens, G. (2011). Factors Affecting GCL Hydration under Isothermal Conditions, Geotextiles and Geomembranes,29(6):525-533

Rowe, R.K. Rayhani, M.T.  Take, W.A. Siemens, G. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2011) GCL Hydration under Simulated Daily Thermal Cycles, Geosynthetics International, 18(4): 196-205.

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Rayhani, M.H.T. Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A., Brachman, R.W.I. and Siemens G. (2009) “Prototype Modeling of GCL Hydration and Shrinkage under Simulated Field Conditions, Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, USA., 1-9.

Rowe, R.K. and Abdelatty, K. (2009). Impact of the calcium uptake on the performance of GCLs in landfill covers, International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Cairo, Egypt.

Rayhani, M.H.T., Rowe, R.K. Brachman, R.W.I. Siemens, G. and Take, A. (2008) Closed-system investigation of GCL hydration from subsoil”, 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, 324-328.

Queen's Geosynthetic Liner Longevity Simulators (GLLS)

Ewais, A. M.R., Rowe, R.K., and Brachman, R.W.I. (2016) "Effect of gravel deterioration on the time to failure of a HDPE geomembrane aged under simulated landfill liner conditions", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica's 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

Morsy, M.S., Rowe R.K. and Abdelaal, F.B. (2016) "Antioxidant depletion from HDPE and LLDPE geomemebranes in chlorinated water", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica's 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

Jafari, N.H, Stark, T.D., and Rowe R.K., (2015) "Service Life of HDPE Geomembranes Subjected to Elevated Temperatures", Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, February: 351-360.

Shoaib, M. and Rowe R.K. (2015) "Effect of brine solution on antioxidants of HDPE geomembranes", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoQuebec, Quebec City, September, Paper 27, 6p.

Abdelaal, F.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Antioxidant depletion from a LLDPE Geomembrane in an extremely high pH solution", Geosynthetic Mining Solutions 2014, Vancouver, September, ISBN: 978-0-9917905-5-5, pp 225-235.

Abdelaal, F.B., Rowe, R.K. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2014) "Brittle rupture of an aged HDPE geomembrane at local gravel indentations under simulated field conditions", Geosynthetics International, 21 (1): 1-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/gein.13.00031

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Ewais, A.M.R., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I. and Arnepalli D.N. (2014) "Service-life of a HDPE GMB under simulated landfill conditions at 85 °C" ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(11): 04014060: 1-13, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001164

Rowe, R.K. and Ewais, A.M.R. (2014) "Developing a protocol to determine the remaining service life of installed, exposed HDPE geomembranes", Berlin 2 - Geomembrane workshop, Berlin, September, 61-68.

Rowe R.K. and Shoaib, M. (2014) "Effect of brine on STD-OIT depletion from HDPE GMB seams", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 472-479.

Zhang, L., Bouazza, A., Rowe, R.K. and Scheirs, J. (2014) "Preliminary Evaluation of the Degradation of an HDPE Geomembrane in Contact with Very Low pH Solutions", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 488-495.

Abdelaal, F.B., and Rowe, R.K. (2013) "Antioxidant depletion of HDPE geomembrane without HALS in an extreme environment", Geosynthetics 2013, Long Beach, USA, April, 127-133.

Awad, R., Rowe, R.K. and Safari, E. (2013) "Aging of HDPE geomembranes used as bottom liner and cover for storage of soil contaminated with PCBs ", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September, Paper 240, 4p.

Shoaib, M. and Rowe R.K. (2013) "Durability and long-term strength of seams in HDPE geomembranes", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September, Paper 342, 6p.

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Taghizadeh-Saheli, P., Rowe, R.K., Petersen, E.J. and. O'Carroll, D.M (2013) "Diffusive transport of multiwall carbon nanotubes through an HDPE geomembrane", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September, Paper 246, 5p

Rowe, R.K., Islam, M.Z., Brachman, R.W.I., Arnepalli, D.N. and Ewais, A. (2010). “Antioxidant depletion from an HDPE geomembrane under simulated landfill conditions, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136:(7): 930-939.

Brachman, R. W. I., Rowe, R. K., Arnepalli, D. N., Dickinson, S., Islam, M. Z.,  and Sabir, A. (2008). Development of an apparatus to simulate the ageing of geomembranes under chemical exposure, elevated temperatures and applied stresses, Geoamericas S 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March, 444-451.

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Service-life of GMs

Ewais, A. M.R., Rowe, R.K., and Brachman, R.W.I. (2016) "Effect of gravel deterioration on the time to failure of a HDPE geomembrane aged under simulated landfill liner conditions", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica's 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

Morsy, M.S., Rowe R.K. and Abdelaal, F.B. (2016) "Antioxidant depletion from HDPE and LLDPE geomemebranes in chlorinated water", 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmerica's 2016, Miami Beach, USA, April.

Jafari, N.H, Stark, T.D., and Rowe R.K., (2015) "Service Life of HDPE Geomembranes Subjected to Elevated Temperatures", Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, February: 351-360.

Shoaib, M. and Rowe R.K. (2015) "Effect of brine solution on antioxidants of HDPE geomembranes", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoQuebec, Quebec City, September, Paper 27, 6p.

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Abdelaal, F.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Antioxidant depletion from a LLDPE Geomembrane in an extremely high pH solution", Geosynthetic Mining Solutions 2014, Vancouver, September, ISBN: 978-0-9917905-5-5, pp 225-235.

Abdelaal, F.B., and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Application of a four-parameter exponential decay model for modelling antioxidant depletion in HDPE geomembranes", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 CD Rom Paper #274, 8p.

Abdelaal, F.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Effect of chlorinated water on the antioxidant depletion of HDPE geomembrane without HALS" 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 CD Rom Paper #83, 7p

Abdelaal, F.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Effect of high temperatures on antioxidant depletion from different HDPE geomembranes", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(4): 284-301.

Abdelaal, F.B., Rowe, R.K. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2014) "Brittle rupture of an aged HDPE geomembrane at local gravel indentations under simulated field conditions", Geosynthetics International, 21 (1): 1-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/gein.13.00031

Abdelaal, F.B., Rowe, R.K. and Islam, M.Z. (2014) "Effect of leachate composition on the long-term performance of a HDPE geomembrane", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(4):348-362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2014.06.001

Ewais, A.R. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Degradation of 2.4 mm-HDPE geomembrane with high residual HP-OIT", 10Ewais, A.M.R. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Effects of blown film process on initial properties of HDPE geomembranes of different thicknesses", Geosynthetics International, 21(1): 62-82.th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 CD Rom Paper #102, 8p.

Ewais, A.M.R. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) "Effect of ageing on the stress crack resistance of an HDPE geomembrane", Polymer Degradation and Stability, 109 (Nov): 194-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2014.06.013

Rowe, R.K. and Ewais, A.M.R. (2014) "Antioxidant depletion from five geomembranes of same resin but of different thicknesses immersed in leachate", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(5): 540-554 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2014.08.001

Rowe, R.K. and Ewais, A.M.R. (2014) "Developing a protocol to determine the remaining service life of installed, exposed HDPE geomembranes", Berlin 2 - Geomembrane workshop, Berlin, September, 61-68.

Rowe R.K. and Shoaib, M. (2014) "Effect of brine on STD-OIT depletion from HDPE GMB seams", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 472-479.

Zhang, L., Bouazza, A., Rowe, R.K. and Scheirs, J. (2014) "Preliminary Evaluation of the Degradation of an HDPE Geomembrane in Contact with Very Low pH Solutions", 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Melbourne, November, 488-495.

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Abdelaal, F.B., and Rowe, R.K. (2013) "Antioxidant depletion of HDPE geomembrane without HALS in an extreme environment", Geosynthetics 2013, Long Beach, USA, April, 127-133.

Awad, R., Rowe, R.K. and Safari, E. (2013) "Aging of HDPE geomembranes used as bottom liner and cover for storage of soil contaminated with PCBs", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September, Paper 240, 4p.

Shoaib, M. and Rowe R.K. (2013) "Durability and long-term strength of seams in HDPE geomembranes", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September, Paper 342, 6p.

Taghizadeh-Saheli, P., Rowe, R.K., Petersen, E.J. and. O'Carroll, D.M (2013) "Diffusive transport of multiwall carbon nanotubes through an HDPE geomembrane", Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoMontreal, Montreal, September, Paper 246, 5p.

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Ewais, A.R. and Rowe, R.K. (2012) “The effect of thickness on OIT depletion of HDPE geomembranes made from the same resin, 2nd Pan American Geosynthetics Conference, GeoAmericas 2012, Lima, Perú - May 2012.

Ewais, A.M.R., Rowe, R.K., Brachman, R.W.I. and Arnepalli D.N. (2014) "Service-life of a HDPE GMB under simulated landfill conditions at 85 °C" ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(11): 04014060: 1-13, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001164

Islam, M.Z., Gross, B.A. and Rowe, R.K. (2011). "Degradation of Exposed LLDPE and HDPE Geomembranes: A Review", Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, March 2011, 2065-2072.

Rowe, R.K., Islam, M.Z., Brachman, R.W.I., Arnepalli, D.N. and Ewais, A. (2010). “Antioxidant depletion from an HDPE geomembrane under simulated landfill conditions, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136:(7): 930-939.

Rowe, R.K, Islam, M.Z. and Hsuan, Y.G. (2010). “Effect of thickness on the ageing of HDPE geomembranes, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136(2):299-309. ( doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000207).

Rowe, R.K., Rimal, S., Arnepalli, D.N. and Bathurst, R.J. (2010). Durability of fluorinated high density polyethylene geomembrane in the arcticGeotextiles and Geomembranes, 28(1):100-107. (doi:10.1016/j.geotexmem.2009.10.012)

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Rimal, S. and Rowe, R.K. (2009). Ageing of HDPE geomembranes in Jet Fuel A-1, Geosynthetics International, 16 (6): 482-499.

Rimal, S. and Rowe, R.K. (2009) Diffusion modelling of OIT depletion from HDPE geomembrane in landfill applications, Geosynthetics International, 16(3):183-196.

Rowe, R.K. and Islam, M.Z. (2009) Impact on landfill liner time-temperature history on the service life of HDPE geomembranes, Waste Management, 29(10):2689-2699.

Rowe, R.K., Rimal, S. and Sangam, H.P. (2009) Ageing of HDPE geomembrane exposed to air, water and leachate at different temperaturesGeotextiles and Geomembranes, 27(2) 131-151.

Rowe, R.K, Islam, M.Z., and Hsuan, Y.G. (2008) Leachate chemical composition effects on OIT depletion in an HDPE geomembranes, Geosynthetics International, 15 (2): 136-157.

Rowe, R.K. and Rimal, S. (2008) Ageing and long-term performance of geomembrane liners", Geoamericas 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March, 425-434.

Rowe, R.K. and Rimal, S. (2008) Ageing of HDPE geomembrane in three composite liner configurations, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 134(7), 906-916.

Rowe, R.K. and Rimal, S. (2008) Depletion of antioxidant from HDPE geomembrane in a composite liner, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 134(1):68-78.

Islam, M.Z. and Rowe, R.K (2007) Effect of HDPE geomembrane thickness on the depletion of antioxidants, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 2129-2134.

Islam, M.Z. and Rowe, R. K (2007) Leachate composition and antioxidant depletion from HDPE geomembranes, Geosynthetics 2007, Proceedings Environmental Conference, Washington, January, pp147-159.

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Shrinkage of GCLs


Brachman, R.W.I, Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A. and Ashe, L., (2014), "Comparison of field and laboratory measurements of GCL shrinkage", 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, September 2014 CD Rom Paper #184, 8p.

Rowe, R.K., Rayhani, M., Take, W.A, Siemens, G. and Brachman, R.W.I (2013) "Physical modelling of nonwoven-nonwoven GCL shrinkage under simulated field Conditions", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 40: 12-19.

Joshi, P., Brachman, R.W.I.,  and Rowe , R.K. (2011) Heat-tacked overlap strength of four GCLs, 14th  Pan-American conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Toronto, October, paper #752 , CD-ROM, 7p.

Rowe, R.K., Bostwick, L.E. and Take, W.A. (2011). "Effect of GCL properties on shrinkage when subjected to Wet-Dry Cycles", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(11): 1019-1027.

Bostwick, L.E., Rowe, R.K., Take, W.A.  and Brachman, R.W.I. (2010) Anisotropy and directional shrinkage of geosynthetic clay liners, Geosynthetics International, 17(3): 157-170.

Brachman, R.W.I, Gudina, S.,   Rowe, R.K. and Take, W.A. (2010). “Adhesion from supplemental bentonite placed at GCL overlaps, 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, September 2010,  pp. 1359-1364

Rowe, R.K., Bostwick, L.E. and Thiel, R. (2010). Shrinkage characteristics of heat-tacked GCL seams, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 28(4):352-359.

Thiel, R. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). Technical developments related to the problem of GCL panel shrinkage when placed below an exposed geomembrane, 3rd International Symposium on GCLs,Würzburg, Germany, September 2010, pp. 93-102.

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Rowe, R.K., Bostwick, L. and Thiel, R. (2009) GCL Shrinkage and the potential benefits of heat-tacked GCL seam, Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, USA., 10-18.

Take, W.A.,  Rowe, R.K., Munro, H., Kerr, A. and Schreiner, J. (2009) Development of X-ray imaging techniques to investigate the internal shrinkage mechanism of GCLs, Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, USA, 19-28.

Bostwick, L.E., Rowe, R. K, Take, W. A and Brachman, R. W. I (2008). Observations of the dimensional stability of four GCL products under combined thermal and moisture cycles,” Geoamericas 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March , 435-443.

Bostwick, L. E., Rowe, R. K., Take, W. A., and Brachman, R. W. I. (2007). The effect of sample size on shrinkage of a non-scrim reinforced GCL in laboratory tests,” 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 2123-2128.

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Water retention curve of GCLs

Acikel, A. S. Singh, R. M. Bouazza, A. Gates, W. P. and Rowe, R.K. (2015) "Applicability of the contact and non-contact filter paper tests for matric and total suction measurement of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs)", Geotechnique (Technical Note) 65(9):780-787 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1680=geot.13.P.222.

Beddoe, R.A., Take, W.A. and Rowe, R.K. (2011). "Water retention behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(11): 1028-1038

Beddoe, R.A., Take, W.A. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). Development of suction measurement techniques to quantify the water retention behaviour of GCLs, Geosynthetics International, 17(5): 301 –312.

Southen, J. M. and Rowe, R. K. (2007). “Evaluation of the water retention curve for geosynthetic clay liners,” Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 25 (1):2-9.

Gas migration through GCLs

Rouf, M.A., Bouazza, A. Singh, R.M., Gates W.P. and Rowe, R.K. (2016) "A gas flow unified measurement system for measuring sequentially gas diffusion and gas permeability of partially hydrated geosynthetic clay liners" , Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53(6): 1000-1012.

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THEORETICAL MODELLING

Contaminant transport through composite liners

Rowe, R.K and Abdelatty, K. (2012). Modeling contaminant transport through composite liner with a hole in the geomembrane, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49 (7): 773-781.

Rowe, R.K. (2010). Role of GCL’s in controlling leakage through composite liners, Keynote lecture, 3rd International Symposium on GCLs, Würzburg, Germany, September 2010, pp 3-13.

Rowe, R.K. and Hosney, M.S. (2010). A systems engineering approach to minimizing leachate leakage from landfills, Theme lecture, 9th Int. Conf. on Geosynthetics, Guaruja, Brazil, May 2010, 501-510.

El-Zein, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2008). Impact on groundwater of concurrent leakage and diffusion of DCM through geomembranes in landfill liners,” Geosynthetics International, 15(1): 55-71.

El-Zein, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2008). Parametric study of the effect on groundwater quality of leakage of benzene and toluene through composite liners, Euro-Geo 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

Rowe, R.K. and Arnepalli, D. (2008) Modelling the effects of aging of geomembranes on contaminant transport and the long-term performance of landfill composite liners, Theme lecture, 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India, 2334-2344.

Rowe, R.K. and Arnepalli, D. (2008) The effects of landfill temperature on the contaminant transport through a composite liner, 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India, 2398-2404.

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Rowe R. K. and Abdelatty K.(2007) Evaluation of two analytical equations for leakage through holes in composite liners,” 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 1297-1302.

El-Zein, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2007). Simultaneous leakage and diffusion of organic pollutants through damaged geomembranes,” Tenth International Symposium on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, NUMOG X, Rhodes, Greece, April 2007, 297-301.

Effect of liner system configuration on temperature of secondary GM

Rowe, R.K. and Hoor A. (2009) Predicted temperatures and service lives of secondary geomembrane landfill liners, Geosynthetics International135(8):1130-1140.

Rowe, R.K and Hoor, A. (2007)Temperature of secondary liners in municipal solid waste landfills, Geosynthetics 2007, Washington, January, 132-146.

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Landfill design

Verge, A.E. and Rowe, R.K. (2014) “A framework for a decision support system for municipal solid waste landfill design”, Waste Management & Research, 31(12): 1217-1227. DOI: 10.1177/0734242X13507310

Systems for controlling landfill liner temperatures

Hoor, A. and Rowe, R.K. (2011). "Application of Thermal Insulation in Landfill Liners", Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, March 2011, 1034-1044.

Rowe, R.K., Hoor, A. and Pollard, A. (2010). Examination of a method for reducing the temperature of MSW landfill liners, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136(8): 794-803.

Hoor, A., Rowe, R.K and Pollard, A. (2008). A method for reducing the temperature of landfill liners in MSW landfills, Global Waste Management Symposium, September, Colorado, USA, CD Rom, 12p.

Rowe, R.K., Pollard, A. Chong, A. Chisholm, E., Toda, R. and Tomson, C. (2007). “Sustainable landfills – a technique for extracting heat to prolong service-life of geomembrane liners”, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 1310-1315.

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