Field Applications

The Waterloo Barrier® is a versatile containment wall. Applications include:

Environmental

  • Deep, enclosing barriers around hazardous waste sites or municipal landfills to confine containment plumes and/or landfill gases
  • Shallow, enclosing barriers to contain petroleum products or other light contaminants which float on the water table
  • Enclosures to control future groundwater contamination at new industrial or waste disposal sites
  • Temporary, enclosing barriers to facilitate removal or in-situ remediation of contaminants
  • Barriers along shorelines to prevent seepage of contaminated groundwater into waterways
  • Funnelling or directing contaminant plumes to enhance the efficiency of pump-and-treat techniques
  • Structural wall for excavation of contaminated soils
  • Pilot scale remediation testing in contaminated aquifers under confined conditions
  • Non-Environmental

  • Groundwater control in construction projects involving excavating and tunnelling
  • Isolation of accidental spills
  • Cofferdams

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