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Title: Unsaturated Zone and Saturated Zone Transport Properties (U0100)

Abstract

This Analysis/Model Report (AMR) summarizes transport properties for the lower unsaturated zone hydrogeologic units and the saturated zone at Yucca Mountain and provides a summary of data from the Busted Butte Unsaturated Zone Transport Test (UZTT). The purpose of this report is to summarize the sorption and transport knowledge relevant to flow and transport in the units below Yucca Mountain and to provide backup documentation for the sorption parameters decided upon for each rock type. Because of the complexity of processes such as sorption, and because of the lack of direct data for many conditions that may be relevant for Yucca Mountain, data from systems outside of Yucca Mountain are also included. The data reported in this AMR will be used in Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) calculations and as general scientific support for various Process Model Reports (PMRs) requiring knowledge of the transport properties of different materials. This report provides, but is not limited to, sorption coefficients and other relevant thermodynamic and transport properties for the radioisotopes of concern, especially neptunium (Np), plutonium (Pu), Uranium (U), technetium (Tc), iodine (I), and selenium (Se). The unsaturated-zone (UZ) transport properties in the vitric Calico Hills (CHv) are discussed, as are colloidalmore » transport data based on the Busted Butte UZTT, the saturated tuff, and alluvium. These values were determined through expert elicitation, direct measurements, and data analysis. The transport parameters include information on interactions of the fractures and matrix. In addition, core matrix permeability data from the Busted Butte UZTT are summarized by both percent alteration and dispersion.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
837132
Report Number(s):
ANL-NBS-HS-000019, REV 00, ICN 01
MOL.20010201.0026, DC 27314; TRN: US0502315
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Dec 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DATA ANALYSIS; DOCUMENTATION; FRACTURES; IODINE; NEPTUNIUM; PERMEABILITY; PLUTONIUM; RADIOISOTOPES; SELENIUM; SORPTION; TECHNETIUM; THERMODYNAMICS; TRANSPORT; TUFF; URANIUM; YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Citation Formats

Conca, J. Unsaturated Zone and Saturated Zone Transport Properties (U0100). United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/837132.
Conca, J. Unsaturated Zone and Saturated Zone Transport Properties (U0100). United States. doi:10.2172/837132.
Conca, J. Wed . "Unsaturated Zone and Saturated Zone Transport Properties (U0100)". United States. doi:10.2172/837132. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/837132.
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title = {Unsaturated Zone and Saturated Zone Transport Properties (U0100)},
author = {Conca, J},
abstractNote = {This Analysis/Model Report (AMR) summarizes transport properties for the lower unsaturated zone hydrogeologic units and the saturated zone at Yucca Mountain and provides a summary of data from the Busted Butte Unsaturated Zone Transport Test (UZTT). The purpose of this report is to summarize the sorption and transport knowledge relevant to flow and transport in the units below Yucca Mountain and to provide backup documentation for the sorption parameters decided upon for each rock type. Because of the complexity of processes such as sorption, and because of the lack of direct data for many conditions that may be relevant for Yucca Mountain, data from systems outside of Yucca Mountain are also included. The data reported in this AMR will be used in Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA) calculations and as general scientific support for various Process Model Reports (PMRs) requiring knowledge of the transport properties of different materials. This report provides, but is not limited to, sorption coefficients and other relevant thermodynamic and transport properties for the radioisotopes of concern, especially neptunium (Np), plutonium (Pu), Uranium (U), technetium (Tc), iodine (I), and selenium (Se). The unsaturated-zone (UZ) transport properties in the vitric Calico Hills (CHv) are discussed, as are colloidal transport data based on the Busted Butte UZTT, the saturated tuff, and alluvium. These values were determined through expert elicitation, direct measurements, and data analysis. The transport parameters include information on interactions of the fractures and matrix. In addition, core matrix permeability data from the Busted Butte UZTT are summarized by both percent alteration and dispersion.},
doi = {10.2172/837132},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {12}
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