Exploring diffusion and sorption processes at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland): lessons learned from 20 years of field research

Leupin, Olivier X; Van Loon, Luc R; Gimmi, Thomas; Wersin, Paul; Soler, Josep M (2017). Exploring diffusion and sorption processes at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland): lessons learned from 20 years of field research. Swiss journal of geosciences, 110(1), pp. 391-403. Springer 10.1007/s00015-016-0254-z

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Transport and retardation parameters of radionuclides, which are needed to perform a safety analysis for a deep geological repository for radioactive waste in a compacted claystone such as Opalinus Clay, must be based on a detailed understanding of the mobility of nuclides at different spatial scales (laboratory, field, geological unit). Thanks to steadily improving experimental designs, similar tracer compositions in different experiments and complementary small laboratory-scale diffusion tests, a unique and large database could be compiled. This paper presents the main findings of 20 years of diffusion and retention experiments at the Mont Terri rock laboratory and their impact on safety analysis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geological Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Gimmi, Thomas and Wersin, Paul

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

1661-8726

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Gimmi

Date Deposited:

03 Aug 2017 09:38

Last Modified:

12 Dec 2017 10:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00015-016-0254-z

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97397

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97397

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