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A hydro-geochemical analysis of the saturation process with salt water of a bentonite crushed granite rock mixture in an engineered nuclear barrier

Author
Mata, C.; Guimarães, L. do N.; Ledesma, A.; Gens, A.; Olivella, S.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Engineering geology
Date of publication
2005-11
Volume
81
Number
3
First page
227
Last page
245
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2005.06.018 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013795205001274?via%3Dihub Open in new window
Abstract
A MX-80 sodium bentonite crushed granite rock mixture is being saturated in the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory managed by SKB (the Swedish Company of nuclear waste management) as part of the “Backfill and Plug Test Project”. The Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory is placed in the Swedish Island of Äspö, an underground full-scale laboratory where different testing construction procedures and handling techniques are being studied. The groundwater of Äspö has a variable salt concentration according t...
Keywords
Bentonite–granular material mixtures, Clay–fluid system, Hydraulic conductivity, Hydro-chemical coupling, Nuclear waste barrier, Reactive transport
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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