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Reactive transport modeling; a key performance assessment tool for the geologic disposal of nuclear waste

Laurent De Windt and Nicolas F. Spycher
Reactive transport modeling; a key performance assessment tool for the geologic disposal of nuclear waste
Elements (April 2019) 15 (2): 99-102

Abstract

The disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the subsurface represents one of the greatest challenges for the geosciences. Most disposal strategies rely on a multiple barrier system, consisting of both natural and engineered materials, to prevent or delay the contact of groundwater with the waste and radionuclide release to the environment. Reactive transport models have been central to understanding and assessing how thermal, hydrological, and geochemical processes are coupled in these containment barriers, which are expected to experience a range of temperatures and geochemical conditions, yet, must maintain their integrity for millions of years.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 15
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Reactive transport modeling; a key performance assessment tool for the geologic disposal of nuclear waste
Affiliation: Universite de Recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres, France
Pages: 99-102
Published: 201904
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
Accession Number: 2019-037971
Categories: Environmental geologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2019
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