Radionuclide Transport in Geologic Waste Repository
BeschreibungAnalyses of radionuclide transport in geologic radioactive waste repository are made for a water-saturated repository and an unsaturated repository. To deal with the transport problem at the repository scale with multiple nuclide sources, compartment models are developed. The models allow us to observe the effects of repository layout on the performance of waste disposal system, and thus can be applied for making comparisons among various designs of repository layout. Residence times of radionuclides in individual components are found to be the key parameters in the present analysis, and the peak concentration of the radionuclide in the groundwater is formulated in terms of the residence times. Compartment models are further developed in integration with stochastic processes in order to reflect two- and three-dimensional transport and to incorporate residence time distributions obtained from an analysis at a sub-compartment scale. The models and the analysis should be useful to researchers engaged in performance assessment of radioactive waste repository as well as environmental scientists modeling contaminant transport in groundwater.
PortraitDaisuke Kawasaki obtained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2005. He has been an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo since 2007. His field of interest is radioactive waste management including performance assessment of radioactive waste disposal system and nuclear fuel cycle.
Untertitel: Application of Compartment Models. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 136 Seiten