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

Title: SATURATED ZONE FLOW AND TRANSPORT MODEL ABSTRACTION

Abstract

The purpose of the saturated zone (SZ) flow and transport model abstraction task is to provide radionuclide-transport simulation results for use in the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for license application (LA) calculations. This task includes assessment of uncertainty in parameters that pertain to both groundwater flow and radionuclide transport in the models used for this purpose. This model report documents the following: (1) The SZ transport abstraction model, which consists of a set of radionuclide breakthrough curves at the accessible environment for use in the TSPA-LA simulations of radionuclide releases into the biosphere. These radionuclide breakthrough curves contain information on radionuclide-transport times through the SZ. (2) The SZ one-dimensional (I-D) transport model, which is incorporated in the TSPA-LA model to simulate the transport, decay, and ingrowth of radionuclide decay chains in the SZ. (3) The analysis of uncertainty in groundwater-flow and radionuclide-transport input parameters for the SZ transport abstraction model and the SZ 1-D transport model. (4) The analysis of the background concentration of alpha-emitting species in the groundwater of the SZ.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
886568
Report Number(s):
MDL-NBS-HS-000021 REV 02
DOC.20041028.0003 DC#41519; TRN: US0603983
DOE Contract Number:  
AC28-01RW12101
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; GROUND WATER; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; PERFORMANCE

Citation Formats

B.W. ARNOLD. SATURATED ZONE FLOW AND TRANSPORT MODEL ABSTRACTION. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/886568.
B.W. ARNOLD. SATURATED ZONE FLOW AND TRANSPORT MODEL ABSTRACTION. United States. doi:10.2172/886568.
B.W. ARNOLD. Wed . "SATURATED ZONE FLOW AND TRANSPORT MODEL ABSTRACTION". United States. doi:10.2172/886568. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/886568.
@article{osti_886568,
title = {SATURATED ZONE FLOW AND TRANSPORT MODEL ABSTRACTION},
author = {B.W. ARNOLD},
abstractNote = {The purpose of the saturated zone (SZ) flow and transport model abstraction task is to provide radionuclide-transport simulation results for use in the total system performance assessment (TSPA) for license application (LA) calculations. This task includes assessment of uncertainty in parameters that pertain to both groundwater flow and radionuclide transport in the models used for this purpose. This model report documents the following: (1) The SZ transport abstraction model, which consists of a set of radionuclide breakthrough curves at the accessible environment for use in the TSPA-LA simulations of radionuclide releases into the biosphere. These radionuclide breakthrough curves contain information on radionuclide-transport times through the SZ. (2) The SZ one-dimensional (I-D) transport model, which is incorporated in the TSPA-LA model to simulate the transport, decay, and ingrowth of radionuclide decay chains in the SZ. (3) The analysis of uncertainty in groundwater-flow and radionuclide-transport input parameters for the SZ transport abstraction model and the SZ 1-D transport model. (4) The analysis of the background concentration of alpha-emitting species in the groundwater of the SZ.},
doi = {10.2172/886568},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Oct 27 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Wed Oct 27 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: