Impact of iron redox chemistry on nuclear waste disposal
Published:January 01, 2017
Carolyn I. Pearce, Kevin M. Rosso, Richard A. D. Pattrick, Andrew R. Felmy, 2017. "Impact of iron redox chemistry on nuclear waste disposal", Redox-reactive Minerals: Properties, Reactions and Applications in Clean Technologies, I.A.M. Ahmed, K.A. Hudson-Edwards
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For the safe disposal of nuclear waste, the ability to predict the changes in oxidation states of redox active actinide elements and fission products, such as U, Pu, Tc and Np is a key factor in determining their long term mobility. Both in the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) near-field and in the far-field subsurface environment, the oxidation states of radionuclides are closely tied to changes in the redox condition of other elements such as iron. Iron pervades all aspects of the waste-package environment, from the steel in the waste containers, through corrosion products, to the iron minerals present in...
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