skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Radon diffusion through multilayer earthen covers: models and simulations

Abstract

A capability to model and analyze the fundamental interactions that influence the diffusion of radon gas through uranium mill tailings and cover systems has been investigated. The purpose of this study is to develop the theoretical basis for modeling radon diffusion and to develop an understanding of the fundamental interactions that influence radon diffusion. This study develops the theoretical basis for modeling radon diffusion in one, two and three dimensions. The theory has been incorporated into three computer models that are used to analyze several tailings and cover configurations. This report contains a discussion of the theoretical basis for modeling radon diffusion, a discussion of the computer models used to analyze uranium mill tailings and multilayered cover systems, and presents the results that have been obtained.

Authors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5767604
Report Number(s):
PNL-3989
ON: DE82001420; TRN: 82-000282
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CLAYS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; MILL TAILINGS; RADON; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; COMPUTER CODES; COVERINGS; DIFFUSION; GASES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PHASE STUDIES; SOILS; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TRANSIENTS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; MASS TRANSFER; MINERALS; NONMETALS; RARE GASES; SOLID WASTES; TAILINGS; WASTES; 053000* - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 510301 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- Soil- (-1987); 052002 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage

Citation Formats

Mayer, D.W., Oster, C.A., Nelson, R.W., and Gee, G.W. Radon diffusion through multilayer earthen covers: models and simulations. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/5767604.
Mayer, D.W., Oster, C.A., Nelson, R.W., & Gee, G.W. Radon diffusion through multilayer earthen covers: models and simulations. United States. doi:10.2172/5767604.
Mayer, D.W., Oster, C.A., Nelson, R.W., and Gee, G.W. Tue . "Radon diffusion through multilayer earthen covers: models and simulations". United States. doi:10.2172/5767604. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5767604.
@article{osti_5767604,
title = {Radon diffusion through multilayer earthen covers: models and simulations},
author = {Mayer, D.W. and Oster, C.A. and Nelson, R.W. and Gee, G.W.},
abstractNote = {A capability to model and analyze the fundamental interactions that influence the diffusion of radon gas through uranium mill tailings and cover systems has been investigated. The purpose of this study is to develop the theoretical basis for modeling radon diffusion and to develop an understanding of the fundamental interactions that influence radon diffusion. This study develops the theoretical basis for modeling radon diffusion in one, two and three dimensions. The theory has been incorporated into three computer models that are used to analyze several tailings and cover configurations. This report contains a discussion of the theoretical basis for modeling radon diffusion, a discussion of the computer models used to analyze uranium mill tailings and multilayered cover systems, and presents the results that have been obtained.},
doi = {10.2172/5767604},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1981},
month = {Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 1981}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: