Current Research

Current Research Topics

FGI conducts research on many topics for a variety of geomembrane types. The University of Illinois Civil and Environmental Engineering Department provides the laboratory support and technical expertise on a variety of subjects. Some of the research topics are listed below. FGI Members suggest research projects based upon needs they see in the practical experience of designing, specifying, fabricating and installing fabricated geomembranes.

  • Allowable Leakage Rates
  • EIA Geomembranes
  • Positive Pressure Biogas Cover Systems
  • Long-term Geomembrane Durability
  • CQA Certification Process for Factory & Field Fabrication
  • Direct Shear Interface Testing Program Using Various Fabricated Geomembranes
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