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R. Kerry Rowe, Publications

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Waste and Contaminant Containment


(see also Leachate Collection and Contaminant Transport)

Book and Book Chapters

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). "Contaminant Transport Through GCL-based Liner Systems", Chapter 5 in Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Waste Containment Facilities, A. Bouazza and J.J. Bowders, Jr. Eds., CRC Press, ISBN: 9780415467339, ISBN 10: 0415467330, pp. 85-104.

VanGulck, J.F. and Rowe, R.K. (2010). "Landfilling: Geotechnology"in Solid Waste Management and Technology, T.H. Christensen Ed., Chapter 10.4, 734-754.

Rowe, R.K., Quigley, R.M., Brachman, R.W.I., Booker, J.R. (2004) Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities, Taylor & Francis Books Ltd (E & FN Spon) London, 587 p.

Rowe, R.K. (2001) "From Soil Mechanics to Geosynthetics" Jubilee Volume Celebrating 75th anniversary of the publication of K. Terzaghi's Erdbaumechanik, H. Brandl (Ed.): 205-220.

Schincariol, R. and Rowe, R.K. (2001) "Contaminant Hydrogeology and Migration through Soils", Chapter 24 of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Norwell, U.S.A., pp. 711-738.

Rowe, R.K. (2001) "Barrier Systems", Chapter 25 of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Norwell, U.S.A. pp. 739-788.

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Rowe, R.K. and Lake, C.B. (2000) Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) for municipal solid waste landfills. Pp 395-406 in: Environmental Mineralogy: Microbial Interactions, Anthropogenic Influences, Contaminated Land and Waste Management, J.D. Cotter-Howells, L.S. Campbell, E. Valsami-Jones and M. Batchelder, editors. Mineralogical Society Series 9. Mineralogical Society, London. ISBN 0903056 20 8.

Rowe, R.K., Quigley, R.M. and Booker, J.R. (1995). Clayey Barrier Systems for Waste Disposal Facilities, E & FN Spon (Chapman & Hall), London, 390 pp.

Rowe, R.K. and Brachman, R.W.I. (1994). "Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Applications," CSCE Special Publication - Engineering Materials for Waste Isolation, pp. 1-36.

Rowe, R.K. (1994). "Design Options for Hydraulic Control of Leachate Diffusion," Chapter 2.6 in Book "Landfilling of Waste", Editor T. Christensen, R. Cossu & R. Stegmann E & FN Spon (Chapman & Hall), London, pp. 101-113.

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Journal Papers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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., Rimal, S., Arnepalli, D.N. and Bathurst, R.J. (2010). "Durability of fluorinated high density polyethylene geomembrane in the arctic" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 28(1):100-107.

Çelik, B., Rowe, R.K., Ünlü, K. (2009). "Effect of vadose zone on the steady-state leakage rates from landfill barrier systems," Waste Management, 29:103-109.

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.

Lange, K., Rowe, R.K. and Jamieson, H. (2009). "Diffusion of metals in geosynthetic clay liners", Geosynthetics International, 16 (1) 11-27.

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.

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 Hoor, A. (2009). "Predicted temperatures and service lives of secondary geomembrane landfill liners", Geosynthetics International, 16(2): 71-82.

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 temperatures" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 27(2) 137-151.

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.

Kalinovich, I., Rutter, A., Poland, J.S., Cairns, G. and Rowe, R.K. (2008) "Remediation of PCB Contaminated Soils in the Canadian Arctic: Excavation and Surface PRB Technology", Science of Total Environment, 407: 53-66.

Kalinovich, I., Rutter, A., Rowe, R.K., McWatters, R., and Poland, J.S. (2008) "The application of geotextile and granular filters for PCB remediation," Geosynthetics International, 15(3): 173-183.

Paudyn, K. Rutter, A., Rowe, R.K., and Poland, J.S. (2008). "Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils in the Canadian Arctic by landfarming," Cold Regions Science and Technology, 53(1): 102-114.

Rowe, R.K, Mukunoki, T., and Bathurst, R.J. (2008). "Hydraulic conductivity to Jet-A1 of GCLs subjected to up to 100 freeze-thaw cycles," Geotechnique, 58(6) 503-511.


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, Islam, M.Z., and Hsuan, Y.G. (2008). "Leachate chemical composition effects on OIT depletion in HDPE geomembranes," Geosynthetics International, 15(2): 136-151.

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.

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Lange, K., Rowe, R. K. & Jamieson, H. (2007). Metal retention in geosynthetic clay liners following permeation by different mining solutions, Geosynthetics International, 14(3), 178-187 (runner-up for best paper published in Geosynthetics International in 2007)

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, Mukunoki, T., Bathurst, R.J., Rimal, S., Hurst, P. and Hansen, S. (2007). "Performance of a geocomposite liner for containing Jet A-1 spill in an extreme environment," Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 25(2): 68-77.

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

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 in by Geosynthetics International 2007.

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Bathurst, R.J., Rowe, R.K., Zeeb, B. and Reimer, K. (2006) "A geocomposite barrier for hydrocarbon containment in the Arctic", International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, 1(1): 18-34.

Hurst, P. and Rowe, R.K., (2006) "Average Bonding Peel Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners Exposed to Jet Fuel A-1" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 24 (1): 58-63.

Rowe, R.K, Mukunoki, T., and Bathurst, R.J. (2006) "Compatibility with Jet A-1 of a GCL subjected to freeze-thaw cycles", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering,, 132(12): 1519-1643.

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Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) "A comparative assessment of volatile organic compound (VOC) sorption to various types of potential GCL bentonites" Geotextiles and Geomembranes 23(4):323-347.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) "The 14-year performance of a compacted clay liner used as part of a composite liner system for a leachate lagoon" Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 23(6): 657 - 678.

Rowe, R.K. (2005) "Long-Term Performance of Contaminant Barrier Systems", 45th Rankine Lecture, Geotechnique, 55 (9): 631-678.

Rowe, R.K., Hurst, P. and Mukunoki, T. (2005) "Permeating Partially Hydrated GCLs with Jet Fuel at Temperatures from -20ºC and 20ºC", Geosynthetics International, 12(6): 333-343.

Rowe, R.K. and Iryo, T. (2005) "Effect of Geosynthetics on the Hydraulic Performance of Leak Detection Systems" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42 (5): 1359-1376.

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Rowe, R.K., Mukunoki, T., and Sangam, P.H. (2005) "BTEX diffusion and sorption for a geosynthetic clay liner at two temperatures", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131 (10): 1211-1221.

Sangam, H.P. and Rowe, R.K (2005) "Effect of surface fluorination on diffusion through an HDPE geomembrane", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(6): 694-704.

Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) "Laboratory investigation of GCL desiccation in a composite liner subjected to thermal gradients", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(7): 925-935.

Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) "Modeling of Thermally Induced Desiccation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 23 (5): 425-442.

Zhou, Y. and. Rowe, R.K. (2005) "Modelling of Clay Liner Desiccation" ASCE Journal of Gemechanics, 5 (1):1-9.

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Darwish, M.I.M., Rowe, R.K., van der Maarel, J.R.C., Pel, L., Huinink, H. and Zitha, P.L.J. (2004) "Contaminant containment using polymer gel barriers" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41 (1): 106-117.

Krol, M.M. and Rowe, R.K (2004) "Diffusion of TCE through soil-bentonite slurry walls", Soil and Sediment Contamination, 13 (1): 81-101.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2004) "Volatile organic compound (VOC) diffusion and sorption coefficients for a needlepunched GCL", Geosynthetics International 11(4):257:272.

Rowe, R.K. and Brachman, R.W.I. (2004) "Assessment of equivalency of composite liners" Geosynthetics International, 11(4) 273-286.

Rowe, R.K., Mukunoki, T., Li, H.M. and Bathurst R.J. (2004) "Effect of freeze-thaw on the permeation of arctic diesel through a GCL", Journal of ASTM International, 1(2) Online; Available: www.astm.org; 1 February 2004, 10p . This was also published by ASTM in hardcopy in "Advances in geosynthetic Clay Liner Technology" Mackey, R.E. and von Maubeuge, K. (Eds), pp 134-146.

Shang, J.Q., Ding, W., Rowe, R.K. and Josic, L. (2004) "Detecting heavy metal contamination in soil using complex permittivity and artificial neural networks", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41(6):1054-1067.

Shang, J.Q., Ding, W., and Rowe, R.K (2004) "Soil characterization using complex permittivity and artificial neural networks", Soils and Foundations, 44(5):15-26.

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Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2004) "Investigation of the behaviour of geosynthetic clay liners subjected to thermal gradients in basal liner applications", Journal of ASTM International, 1(2) ID JAI11470, Online; Available: www.astm.org; 1 February 2004, 13p. This was also published by ASTM in hardcopy in "Advances in geosynthetic Clay Liner Technology" Mackey, R.E. and von Maubeuge, K. (Eds), pp 121-133.

Van Gulck, J.F., and Rowe, R.K. (2004) "Influence of Landfill Leachate Suspended Solids on Clog (Biorock) Formation", International Journal of Integrated Waste Management, Science and Technology, 24:723-738.

Leite, A.L., Paraguassu, A.B., and Rowe, R.K. (2003) "Sorption of Cd2+, K+, F-, and Cl- by some tropical soils", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40(3): 629-642.

Rowe, R.K., and Orsini, C. (2003) "Effect of GCL and subgrade type on internal erosion in GCLs" Geotextiles and Geomembrane, 21 (1): 1-24.

Rowe, R.K, Sangam, H.P. and Lake, C.B. (2003) "Evaluation of an HDPE geomembrane after 14 years as a leachate lagoon liner" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40(3): 536-550.

Shang, J.Q. and Rowe, R.K. (2003) "Using Complex Permittivity and Electrical Conductivity to Detect Contamination in Soil by Landfill Leachate". ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management, Special Edition on Soil and Groundwater Remediation, 7(1):3-11.

Zhou, Y. and Rowe, R.K. (2003) "Development of a technique for modelling clay liner desiccation", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 27 (6): 473-493.

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Hrapovic, L. and Rowe, R.K (2002) "Intrinsic degradation of volatile fatty acids in laboratory compacted clay", Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 58: 221-242.

Lindsay, J.B., Shang, J.Q., and Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Using complex permittivity and Artificial Neural Networks to predict ionic species and concentration in simple aqueous electrolyte solutions" ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 128 (8): 740-747.

Rowe, R.K and Sangam, H.P. (2002) "Durability of HDPE geomembranes", Geotextiles and Geomembrane, 20 (2): 77-95.

Rowe, R.K., Shang, J.Q., and Xie, Y. (2002) "Effect of permeating solutions on the complex permittivity of compacted clay" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 39 (5);1016-1025.

Sangam, H.P. and Rowe, R.K (2002) "Effects of exposure conditions on the depletion of antioxidants from HDPE geomembranes" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 39 (6):1221-1230.

Sholte, J.W., Shang, J.Q., and Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Improved complex permittivity measurement and data processing technique for soil-water systems" ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 25 (2):187-198.

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Rowe, R.K., Shang, J.Q., and Xie, Y. (2001) "Complex permittivity measurement system for detecting soil contamination" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38(3): 498-506.

Sangam, H.P. and Rowe, R.K (2001) "Migration of dilute aqueous organic pollutants through HDPE geomembranes", Geotextiles and Geomembranes , 19(6): 329-357.

Touze-Foltz, N., Rowe, R.K. and Navarro, N. (2001) "Analytical solutions for liquid flow through Geomembrane defects with variable hydraulic transmissivity at the geomembrane/liner interface", Geosynthetics International , 8(1): 1-26.

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Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2000). "Diffusion of Sodium and Chloride Through Geosynthetic Clay Liners" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 18(2):102-132.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2000). "Swelling Characteristics Needlepunched, Thermally Treated GCLs" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 18(2):77-102.

Rowe, R.K., Lake, C.B., and Petrov, R.J. (2000). "Apparatus and procedures for assessing inorganic diffusion coefficients through geosynthetic clay liners" ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal 23 (2): 206-214.

Rowe, R.K., Caers, C.J., Reynolds, G. and Chan, C. (2000). "Design and construction of barrier system for the Halton Landfill," Canadian Geotechnical Journal 37(3):662-675.

Shang, J.Q., Sholte, J, and Rowe, R.K. (2000) "Multiple linear regression of complex permittivity of a compacted clay till" Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications Journal, 1(3):337-356.

Tognon, A.R., Rowe, R.K. and Moore, I.D. (2000). "Large scale testing of geomembrane protection layers" ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 126(12): 1194-1208.

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MacKay, P.C., Yanful, E.K., Rowe, R.K. and Badv, K. (1999). "A new apparatus for measuring oxygen diffusion and water retention in soils," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 289-296.

Shang, J.Q., Rowe, R.K., Umana, J.A. and Sholte, J.W. (1999). "A complex permittivity measurement system for undisturbed/compacted soils," ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 165-174.

Touze-Foltz, N., Rowe, R.K. and D'equennoi, C. (1999). "Liquid flow through composite liners due to geomembrane defects: Analytical solutions for axi-symmetric and two-dimensional problems" Geosynthetics International, 6(6):455-479.

Yanful, E.K. Simms, P., Rowe, R.K. and Stratford, G. (1999). "Monitoring of an experimental soil waste cover near London, Ontario, Canada," Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 17: 65-84.

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Petrov, R.J. and Rowe, R.K. (1997). "Geosynthetic clay liner compatibility by hydraulic conductivity testing: Factors impacting performance," Canadian Geotechnical Journal Vol. 34, No. 6, pp 863-885.

Petrov, R.J., Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1997). "Comparison of laboratory measured GCL hydraulic conductivity based on three permeameter types," American Society for Testing and Materials, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 49-62.

Petrov, R.J. Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1997). "Selected factors influencing GCL hydraulic conductivity," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 8, pp. 683-695.

Rowe, R.K. (1997). "The design of landfill barrier systems: should there be a choice?" Ground Engineering, August, pp. 36-39.

Rowe, R.K., Hrapovic, L., Kosaric, N. and Cullimore, D.R. (1997). "Anaerobic degradation of dichloromethane diffusing through clay," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 12, pp. 1085-1095.

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Rowe, R.K. and Badv, K. (1996). "Use of a geotextile separator to minimize intrusion of clay into a coarse stone layer," Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 73-94.

Rowe, R.K. and Badv, K. (1996). "Advective-diffusive contaminant migration in unsaturated sand and gravel," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 122, No. 12, pp. 965-975.

Badv, K. and Rowe, R.K. (1996). "Contaminant transport through a soil liner underlain by an unsaturated stone collection layer," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 416-430.

Rowe, R.K. and Badv, K. (1996). "Chloride migration through clayey silt underlain by fine sand or silt," ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 122, No. 1, pp. 60-68.

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Rowe, R.K., Hrapovic, L. and Kosaric, N. (1995). "Diffusion of chloride and dichloromethane through an HDPE geomembrane," Geosynthetics International, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 507-536.

Rowe, R.K. and Nadarajah, P. (1993). "Evaluation of the hydraulic conductivity of aquitards," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 781-800.

Rowe, R.K., Caers, C.J. and Chan, C. (1993). "Evaluation of a compacted till liner test pad constructed over a granular subliner contingency layer," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 667-689.

Barone, F.S., Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1992). "A laboratory estimation of diffusion and adsorption coefficients for several volatile organics in a natural clayey soil," Journal for Contaminant Hydrogeology, 10, pp. 225-250.

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Barone, F.S., Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1992). "Estimation of chloride diffusion coefficient and tortuosity factor for mudstone." ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 118, No. 7, pp. 1031-1046.

Rowe, R.K. (1991). "Contaminant impact assessment and the contaminant lifespan of landfills." Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 244-253.

Barone, F.S., Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1990). "Laboratory determination of chloride diffusion coefficients in an intact shale." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 177-184.

Barone, F.S., Yanful, E.K., Quigley, R.M. and Rowe, R.K. (1989). "Effect of multiple contaminant migration on diffusion and adsorption of some domestic waste contaminants in a natural clayey soil," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 189-198.

Quigley, R.M., Fernandez, F. and Rowe, R.K. (1988). "Clayey barrier assessment for impoundment of domestic waste leachate (southern Ontario) including clay-leachate compatibility by hydraulic conductivity testing," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 574-581.

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Rowe, R.K. (1988). "Contaminant migration through groundwater: The role of modeling in the design of barriers". Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol.25, No.4, pp.778-798.

Rowe, R.K., Caers, C.J. and Barone, F. (1988). "Laboratory determination of diffusion and distribution coefficients of contaminants using undisturbed clayey soil," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 108-118.

Quigley, R.M., Gwyn, Q.H.J., White, O.L., Rowe, R.K., Haynes, J.E. and Bohdanowicz, A. (1983). "Leda clay from deep boreholes at Hawkesbury, Ontario. Part I. Geology and geotechnique," Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 288-298.

Conference Papers (Full papers including Keynote Papers)

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.

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

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.

Azad, F.M, Airey, D.W, Rowe, R.K., and El-Zein, A. (2010). "Laboratory Investigation of Thermally Induced Desiccation of Secondary Geosynthetic Clay Liner on the Base of Double Composite Liner Systems" 6th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, New Delhi, November 2010, 354-359.

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.

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.

Jones, D., McWatters, R.S., Rowe, R.K. and Markle, J. (2010). "PCB migration in a 24 year old PCB Storage Facility", 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, September 2010.

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.

Rowe, R.K. and Abdelaal, F.B., Islam, M.Z., and Hsuan Y.G. (2010). "The strange effect of increasing temperature in accelerated ageing of HDPE geomembranes immersed in liquids", 9th Int. Conf. on Geosynthetics, Guaruja, Brazil, May 2010, 793-798.

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.

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].

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. (2009) Systems engineering the design and operations of municipal solid waste landfills to minimize leakage of contaminants to groundwater, 3rd Zeng Gou-Xi Lecture, Zhejiang University, and Keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Geoenvironmental Engineering, Hangzhou, China, September 2009, 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.

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.

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, M., 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.

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.

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.

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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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

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.

Brachman, R. W. I Rowe, R.K. Arnepalli, D.N. Dickinson, S. Islam, Z. and Sabir, A. (2008). "Development of an Apparatus to Simulate the Ageing of Geomembranes under Chemical Exposure, Elevated Temperatures and Applied Stresses", GEOAMERICAS 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March, 444-451.

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

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, paper 231, 8p.

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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.

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.

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.

Lange, K., Rowe, R.K. and Jamieson, H. (2008). "The Potential Role of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Acidic Rock Drainage Treatment Systems", GEOAMERICAS 2008, Cancun, Mexico, March, 1509-1515.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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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, Proceedings Environmental Conference, Washington, 293-300.

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.

Islam, M.Z. and Rowe, R.K (2007). "Leachate composition and antioxidant depletion from HDPE geomembranes," Geosynthetics 2007, Proceedings Environmental Conference, Washington, 147-159.

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.

Kalinovich, I., Rutter, A., Rowe, R.K., and Poland, J.S. (2007). "The relative performance of geotextile and granular filters for containing PCBs," ARCSAAC, 2007.

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Lange, K., Rowe, R.K. and Jamieson, H. (2007). "Mineral characterization in geosynthetic clay liners using micro-x-ray diffraction," 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 1881-1887.

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

Rimal, S., Rowe, R.K. and Bathurst, R.J. (2007). "Durability of fluorinated high density polyethylene (f-HDPE) geomembrane exposed to hydrocarbons in the arctic," 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, 2161-2166.

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.

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

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

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.

Kalinovich I., Rutter A., Poland, J.S., Cairns, G., McWatters, R., Rowe, R.K. (2006) "Novel Aspects of the Remediation of PCB Contaminated Soils in the Canadian Arctic: Excavation and PRB Technology". Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Monterey, California, USA, May 2006.

Mukunoki, T. and Rowe, R.K. (2006) "Effectiveness of a geocomposite liner to diffusion of aromatic hydrocarbons at low temperature" 8th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Yokohama,163-166.

Rowe, R.K. (2006) "Some Factors affecting Geosynthetics used for GeoEnvironmental Applications", Keynote Lecture, 5th International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Cardiff, UK, 1: 43-69.

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Bathurst, R.J, Zeeb, B., Reimer, K. and Rowe, R.K. (2005), "Case study of a novel geocomposite barrier system for hydrocarbon containment on Brevoort island" Conference on Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Arctic and Cold Climates, Edmonton, May, 53-62.

Mukunoki, T., Rowe, R.K., Hurst, P. and Bathurst, R.J. (2005) "Application of geosynthetic barrier wall to containment of hydrocarbons in the Arctic" International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Osaka, 2415-2418.

Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2005) "Thermally Induced Desiccation of Geosynthetic Clay Liners in Landfill Basal Liner Applications", GeoFrontiers Conference, Austin, January, CD-ROM paper GSP 142, 10 pp.

Rowe, R.K, Mukunoki, T., Bathurst, R.J., Rimal, S., Hurst, P. and Hansen, S. (2005) "The performance of a composite liner for retaining hydrocarbons under extreme environmental conditions", GeoFrontiers Conference, Austin, January CD-ROM paper GSP 140, 17 pp.

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Lange, K., Rowe, R.K. and Jamieson, H. (2005) "Attenuation of Heavy Metals by Geosynthetic Clay Liners", GeoFrontiers Conference, Austin, January, CD-ROM, Paper GRI-18, 8 pp.

Rimal, S., Rowe, R.K. and Hansen, S. (2004) "Durability of geomembrane exposed to jet fuel a-1", 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, October, Section 5D: pp 13-19.

Mukunoki, T., Rowe, R.K. and Bathurst, R.J. (2004) "Permeability of Jet Fuel through GCLs under Arctic Climatic Conditions", 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, October, 3D: pp 28-31.

Hurst, P. and Rowe, R.K. (2004) "Effect of jet fuel on the behaviour of unsaturated and saturated frozen GCLs", 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, October, Section 3D: pp 23-27.

Kalinovich, I., Rutter, A., McWatters, R., Rowe, R.K. and Poland, J. (2004) "Investigating the design and application of a funnel and gate barrier for PCB remediation in the Canadian arctic", 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, October, Section 1G: pp 17-22.

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Lange, K., Rowe, R.K. and Jamieson, H. (2004) "Metal migration in geosynthetic clay liners ", 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, October., Section 3D: pp 15-22.

Lake, C.B., MacNeill, S.G, and Rowe, R.K. (2004) "A GCL equivalency assessment for a proposed municipal solid waste landfill", 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, October, Section 3D: pp 7-14.

Southen, J.M., Rowe, R.K. and von Maubeuge, K., (2004) "The prediction of thermally-induced desiccation in geosynthetic clay liners used in landfill basal liner applications" 3rd European Geosynthetics Conference (EuroGeo 3), Munich, Germany, March. 1: 761-764.

Rowe, R.K., Mukunoki, T. and Bathurst, R.J. (2004) "Compatibility of a GCL with Arctic diesel before and after freeze and thaw", 3rd European Geosynthetics Conference (EuroGeo 3), Munich, Germany, March, 1: 193-196.

Yoshida, H. and Rowe, R.K. (2003) "Consideration of landfill liner temperature" Proceedings of 8th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. CD-ROM, 9p.

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Mukunoki, T., Rowe, R.K., Li, H.M., Sangam, H.P., Hurst, P., Bathurst, R.J. and Badv, K. (2003) "Hydraulic conductivity and diffusion characterization of GCLs", 56thCanadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, September, 1:668-674.

Ding,W., Shang, J.Q., Rowe, R.K., and Josic, L. (2003) "Detecting heavy metal contamination in soil using complex permittivity and artificial neural networks", 56thCanadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, September, 1:177-182.

Li, H.M, Rowe, R.K. , Bathurst, R.J., Sangam, H.P. , Mukunoki T., and Badv K. (2002) "Installation and monitoring of a geocomposite barrier system on Brevoort island", 55thCanadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara, October: 987-992.

Sangam, H.P. and. Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Permeation Of Organic Pollutants Through A 14 Year Old Field-Exhumed HDPE Geomembrane" 7th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Nice, France, September, 2:531-534.

Southen, J.M., Rowe, R.K. and von Maubeuge, K. (2002) "Thermally-induced moisture movement beneath geosynthetic clay liners" 7th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Nice, France, September, 2:577-580.

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Rowe, R.K., C. Orsini, C., K. von Maubeuge, K. (2002) "An examination of the potential for internal erosion of GCLs placed directly over a geonet", 7th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Nice, France, September, 2:577-580.

Li, H.M., Bathurst, R.J., and Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Use of GCLs to Control Migration of Hydrocarbons in Severe Environmental Conditions" International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Barriers, Nuremberg, Germany, April: 187-198.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Migration of Leachate Constituents Through a Geosynthetic Clay Liner by Diffusion" International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Barriers, Nuremberg, Germany, April: 177-186.

Rowe, R.K. and Orsini, C. (2002) "Internal erosion of GCLs placed directly over fine gravel" International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Barriers, Nuremberg, Germany, April,: 99-208.

Southen, J.M. and Rowe, R.K. (2002) "Desiccation behaviour of composite landfill lining systems under thermal gradients" International Symposium on Geosynthetic Clay Barriers, Nuremberg, Germany, April: 311-320.

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Shang, J.Q., Rowe, R.K., and Xie, Y. (2001) "Complex permittivity of compacted soils permeated with multi-ionic solutions" International Workshop on Caly Behaviour:Chemo-Mechanical Coupling.

Sangam, H.P. and. Rowe, R. K (2001) "The Role of HDPE Geomembranes in Retarding the Diffusive Migration of Organic Contaminants through Composite Liner Systems" Proceedings of 8th International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, October, 3: 245-254.

Shang, J.Q., Rowe, R.K and Sholte, J.W. (2001) "Soil characterization using static conductivity and permittivity", 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, September, 2:968-974.

Shang, J.Q., Rowe, R.K. and Sloma, A. (2001) "Detecting ionic contaminants in water using complex permittivity", 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, September, 2:982-988.

Orsini, C. and Rowe, R.K. (2001) "Testing Procedure and Results for the Study of Internal Erosion of Geosynthetic Clay Liners", Geosynthetics 2001, Portland, February: 189-201.

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Sangam, H.P., Rowe, R.K., Mlynarek, J., and Sarazin, P. (2001) "Natural Weathering of a 14 year Pre-aged Geomembrane" Geosynthetics 2001, Portland, February:149-162.

Sangam, H.P., Rowe, R.K., Kastelic, J.R. and Cadwallader, M. (2001) "Effects of HDPE Geomembrane Fluorination on the Diffusive Migration of MSW Organic Contaminants" Geosynthetics 2001, Portland, February:.163-176.

Rowe, R.K. and Jones, C.J.F.P. (2000) "Geosynthetics: Innovative Materials and Rational Design" Keynote Lecture, The International Conference on Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, GeoEng. 2000, Melbourne, November, 2000, 1: 1124-1156.

Rowe, R.K. and Booker, J.R. (2000) "Theoretical solutions for calculating leakage through composite liner systems", in Developments in Theoretical Geomechanics - The John Booker Memorial Symposium, Sydney, November: 580-602.

Rowe, R.K. and Bouazza, A. (2000) "Geosynthetics in Landfills and Leakage through Composite Liners" International Symposium on Geosynthetics in Geotechnical And Geoenvironmental Engineering, Melbourne, November, 2000:111-125.

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Sangam, H.P. and Rowe, R.K., (2000). "Effectiveness of HDPE Geomembranes as Barrier to Diffusive Migration of Organic Contaminants", 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, October, 2000, 1: 535-541.

Rowe, R.K. (1999). "Implications of molecular diffusion with respect to potential environmental impacts," Keynote Lecture, Proceedings of the 3rd Environmental Engineering Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 1999, pp. A1-18.

Estrin, D. and Rowe, R.K. (1999). "Landfill design - legal liabilities arising from geotechnical and hydrogeological issues," Proceedings of the 3rd Environmental Engineering Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 1999, pp. P1-16.

Rowe, R.K. (1999). "Solid waste disposal facilities for urban environments," Keynote Lecture Proceedings, XI Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, August, pp. 89-111.

Rowe, R.K. and Lake, C.B. (1999). "Geosynthetic clay liner research and design applications," Proceedings of 7th International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, October, III, pp. 181-188.

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Armstrong, M.D. and Rowe, R.K. (1999). "Effect of landfill operations on the quality of municipal solid waste leachate," Proceedings of 7th International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, October, II, pp. 81-88.

Demirekler, E., Rowe, R.K. and Ünlü, K. (1999). "Modelling leachate production from municipal solid waste landfills," Proceedings of 7th International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, October, II, pp. 17-24.

Lake, C.B. and Rowe, R.K. (1999). "The role of contaminant transport in two different geomembrane/geosynthetic clay liner composite liner designs," Proceedings Geosynthetics '99, Boston, Mass., U.S.A., 2, pp. 661-670.

Rowe, R.K. and Fleming, I.R. (1998). "Estimating the time for clogging of leachate collection systems," Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisbon, September, 1, pp. 23-28.

Lake, C.B., Rowe, R.K., Petrov, R.J., Stewart, D. and von Maubeuge, K. (1998). "The use of geosynthetic clay liners to retard the migration of contaminants," Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisbon, September, 1, pp. 29-34.

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Shackelford, C.D. and Rowe, R.K. (1998). "Contaminant transport modelling," Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisbon, September, 3, pp. 939-956.

Manassero, M., Parker, R., Pasqualini, E., Szabo, I., Almeida, M.S.S., Bouazza, A., Daniel, D.E. and Rowe, R.K. (1998). "Controlled landfill design (geotechnical aspects)," Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Lisbon, September, 3, pp. 1001-1038.

Rowe, R.K. and Krol, M. (1998). "Preventing unacceptable environmental impacts due to landfills: modelling and parameters," Keynote Lecture, Brazilian Environmental Geotechnics Symposium, SIGA '98, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September, CD Rom, 27 pp.

Badv, K. and Rowe, R.K. (1998). "Effect of Darcy flux on chloride movement through saturated or unsaturated silt, sand, gravel and stone," Proceedings 51st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, 1, pp. 173-179.

Rowe, R.K. (1998). "Geosynthetics and the minimization of contaminant migration through barrier systems beneath solid waste," Keynote Lecture, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, March, Vol. 1, pp. 27-103, Industrial Fabrics Association International, St. Paul, MN.

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Rowe, R.K., Hsuan, Y.G., Lake, C.B., Sangam, P. and Usher, S. (1998). "Evaluation of a composite (geomembrane/clay) liner for a lagoon after 14 years of use," Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, March, Vol. 1, pp. 191-196, Industrial Fabrics Association International, St. Paul, MN.

Rowe, R.K. (1998). "From the past to the future of landfill engineering through case histories", Keynote Lecture, Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, St. Louis, pp. 145-166.

Rowe, R.K., Lake, C., von Maubeuge, K. and Stewart, D. (1997). "Implications of diffusion of chloride through geosynthetic clay liners," Geoenvironment '97, Melbourne, Australia, November, pp. 295-300.

Estrin, D. and Rowe, R.K. (1997). "Legal liabilities of landfill design engineers and regulators," Proceedings, Sardinia '97, Sixth International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, October, Vol. 5, pp. 65-76.

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Rowe, R.K., Petrov, R.J. and Lake, C. (1997). "Compatibility testing and diffusion through GCLs," Proceedings, Sardinia '97, Sixth International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, October, Vol. 3, pp. 301-310.

Rowe, R.K., Barone, F.S. and Hrapovic, L. (1997). "Laboratory and field studies of salt diffusion through a composite liner," Proceedings, Sardinia '97, Sixth International Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, October, Vol. 3, pp. 241-250.

MacKay, P.L., Yanful, E.K. and Rowe, R.K. (1997). "Diffusion coefficients of oxygen through unsaturated soils," Proceedings, 50th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October, Vol. 2, pp. 649-656.

Rowe, R.K. and Hrapovic, L. (1996). "HDPE geomembranes and diffusion," Proceedings 49th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. Johns, pp. 623-629.

Petrov, R.J., Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1996). "The laboratory performance of a GCL permeated with varying concentrations of NaCl solutions," Proceedings 49th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. Johns, pp. 631-638.

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Rowe, R.K., Hrapovic, L. and Armstrong, M.D. (1996). "Diffusion of organic pollutants through HDPE geomembrane and composite liners and its influence on groundwater quality," Proceedings, 1st European Geosynthetics Conference, Maastricht, October, pp. 737-742.

Rowe, R.K., Hrapovic, L., Kosaric, N. and Cullimore, D.R. (1996). "Biodegradation of dichloromethane in leachate," North American Water and Environment Congress '96, Anaheim, CA, June, paper 356 (CD Rom) 6p, Session GW-9, Groundwater Contaminant Fate and Transport.

Rowe, R.K., Caers, C.J. and Chan, C. (1996). "The design and operation of a state-of-the-art landfill facility," 4th CSCE Environmental Engineering Specialty Conference, Edmonton, May, Vol. 4, pp. 179-190.

Rowe, R.K. (1995). "Leachate characterization for MSW landfills," Proceedings Fifth International Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, Italy, Vol. 2, pp. 327-344.

Rowe, R.K. (1995). "Considerations in the design of hydraulic control layers," Proceedings Fifth International Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 103-114.

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Estrin, D. and Rowe, R.K. (1995). "Landfill design and the regulatory system", Proceedings Fifth International Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, Italy, Vol. 3, pp. 15-26.

Rowe, R.K. and Smith, J.D. (1991). "Geosynthetics - Environmental applications in waste containment," Proceedings 44th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, October, pp. 75.1-75.7.

Rowe, R.K. (1991). "Leachate detection or hydraulic control: Two design options." Proceedings of 3rd International Landfill Symposium, Sardinia, Italy, October, pp. 979-987.

Barone, F.S., Mucklow, J., Quigley, R.M. and Rowe, R.K. (1991). "Contaminant transport by diffusion below an industrial landfill site," Proceedings 1st Canadian Conference on Environmental Geotechniques, pp. 81-91.

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Rowe, R.K. (1991). "Some considerations in the design of barrier systems" Keynote Lecture: Proceedings 1st Canadian Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Montreal, pp. 157-164.

Rowe, R.K. (1990). "Fractured till: Its implications for contaminant impact assessment," Proceedings Annual Conference and 1st Biennial Environmental Conference "Engineering in Our Environment", Hamilton, Ontario, May, Vol. 1, pp. 667-688.

Barone, F.S., Rowe, R.K. and Quigley, R.M. (1989). "Laboratory determination of chloride diffusion coefficient in an intact shale," Proceedings of 42nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, October, pp. 241-248.

Rowe, R.K. (1987). "Pollutant transport through barriers". Proceedings of ASCE Specialty Conference, Geotechnical Practice for Waste Disposal '87, Ann Arbor, June, pp. 159-181.

Quigley R.M. and Rowe, R.K. (1987) "Leachate migration through clay below a domestic waste landfill, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada: Chemical Interpretations and modelling philosophies", ASTM Special Technical Publication 933, pp93-103.

Rowe, R.K. and Caers, C.J. (1984). "Some aspects of the design of clay barriers," Seminar on the Design and Construction of Municipal and Industrial Waste Disposal Facilities, Toronto, June, pp. 147-157.

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