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Title: Experiments and Modeling in Support of Generic Salt Repository Science

Abstract

Salt is an attractive material for the disposition of heat generating nuclear waste (HGNW) because of its self-sealing, viscoplastic, and reconsolidation properties (Hansen and Leigh, 2012). The rate at which salt consolidates and the properties of the consolidated salt depend on the composition of the salt, including its content in accessory minerals and moisture, and the temperature under which consolidation occurs. Physicochemical processes, such as mineral hydration/dehydration salt dissolution and precipitation play a significant role in defining the rate of salt structure changes. Understanding the behavior of these complex processes is paramount when considering safe design for disposal of heat-generating nuclear waste (HGNW) in salt formations, so experimentation and modeling is underway to characterize these processes. This report presents experiments and simulations in support of the DOE-NE Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC) for development of drift-scale, in-situ field testing of HGNW in salt formations.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1340950
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-27329
TRN: US1701834
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SALTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; TESTING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES DISPOSAL; Earth Sciences

Citation Formats

Bourret, Suzanne Michelle, Stauffer, Philip H., Weaver, Douglas James, Caporuscio, Florie Andre, Otto, Shawn, Boukhalfa, Hakim, Jordan, Amy B., Chu, Shaoping, Zyvoloski, George Anthony, and Johnson, Peter Jacob. Experiments and Modeling in Support of Generic Salt Repository Science. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1340950.
Bourret, Suzanne Michelle, Stauffer, Philip H., Weaver, Douglas James, Caporuscio, Florie Andre, Otto, Shawn, Boukhalfa, Hakim, Jordan, Amy B., Chu, Shaoping, Zyvoloski, George Anthony, & Johnson, Peter Jacob. Experiments and Modeling in Support of Generic Salt Repository Science. United States. doi:10.2172/1340950.
Bourret, Suzanne Michelle, Stauffer, Philip H., Weaver, Douglas James, Caporuscio, Florie Andre, Otto, Shawn, Boukhalfa, Hakim, Jordan, Amy B., Chu, Shaoping, Zyvoloski, George Anthony, and Johnson, Peter Jacob. Thu . "Experiments and Modeling in Support of Generic Salt Repository Science". United States. doi:10.2172/1340950. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1340950.
@article{osti_1340950,
title = {Experiments and Modeling in Support of Generic Salt Repository Science},
author = {Bourret, Suzanne Michelle and Stauffer, Philip H. and Weaver, Douglas James and Caporuscio, Florie Andre and Otto, Shawn and Boukhalfa, Hakim and Jordan, Amy B. and Chu, Shaoping and Zyvoloski, George Anthony and Johnson, Peter Jacob},
abstractNote = {Salt is an attractive material for the disposition of heat generating nuclear waste (HGNW) because of its self-sealing, viscoplastic, and reconsolidation properties (Hansen and Leigh, 2012). The rate at which salt consolidates and the properties of the consolidated salt depend on the composition of the salt, including its content in accessory minerals and moisture, and the temperature under which consolidation occurs. Physicochemical processes, such as mineral hydration/dehydration salt dissolution and precipitation play a significant role in defining the rate of salt structure changes. Understanding the behavior of these complex processes is paramount when considering safe design for disposal of heat-generating nuclear waste (HGNW) in salt formations, so experimentation and modeling is underway to characterize these processes. This report presents experiments and simulations in support of the DOE-NE Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC) for development of drift-scale, in-situ field testing of HGNW in salt formations.},
doi = {10.2172/1340950},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Jan 19 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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