EPDM rubber lining system chosen to save valuable irrigation water
The distribution of valuable irrigation water using some type of conveyance such as a canal has been in use for thousands of years. Due to excessive seepage loss, many types of lining systems have been used since early times including soil liners, paving bricks, bitumen and clay. With the development of polymers and the expansion of the plastics industry in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, sheet materials such as Polyethylene, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC-soft), Butyl and EPDM Rubber became popular in agricultural applications (Comer et.al, 1999). With the rapid development of the geomembrane industry ...
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