Brunei’s growing population has led to a growing waste problem. The previous Sungai Akar landfill was at full capacity and collecting waste in what was considered environmentally unstable manner. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan called on the Brunei Economic Development Board to find a more sustainable waste management system for the country.
The new landfill would include a wastewater treatment plant. Waterproofing was critical as the plant would need to stand up to the caustic effects of sewage and wastewater combined with preventing contaminated water from escaping and polluting the surrounding area.
After extensive evaluation the engineer selected Kryton’s Krystol T1 & T2 waterproofing system for its self-sealing and sulfide resistance properties. The Krystol T1 & T2 Waterproofing System was applied in two coats to the wastewater collection tanks at the landfill.
The $66 million dollar investment in an effective waste management system provides a stable and environmentally friendly disposal system for Brunei’s population of 400,000. The new landfill was constructed to the highest environmental standards in line the USA’s Environmental Protection Agency’s directives.