Sealing performance assessments of bentonite and …

Abstract Bentonite and mixtures of bentonite and crushed rock are potential sealing materials for high level nuclear waste repositories. The materials have been used to form cap layers to reduce infiltration for mined waste tailings and can also be used to construct clay liners for municipal as well as industrial waste managements.

Performance of Bentonite and Bentonite/Crushed Rock ...

Bentonite is an excellent sealant material because of its low permeability, desirable swelling and self-healing characteristics, sorptive qualities and longevity in nature (e.g. Meyer and Howard, 1983; Pusch, 1983). Bentonite is used extensively for sealing boreholes.

(PDF) Permeability of a bentonite–crushed granite rock ...

A mixture of 30% sodium bentonite and 70% crushed granite rock is being considered as a sealing material in a future repository in Sweden. This paper …

137Cs transport in crushed granitic rock: The effect of ...

2018-9-1 · Abstract. The paper focuses on the study of caesium transport through crushed granite in the presence of bentonite colloids in a dynamic column arrangement with the continuous input of the liquid phase. The aim of the experiments was to investigate the effect of the presence of bentonite colloids on the behaviour of caesium in granitic rock.

Pond Sealer: Crushed Sodium Bentonite for Ponds ...

2020-7-2 · Crushed sodium bentonite has proven to be extremely effective as a pond sealer thanks to the unique properties that this industrial product exhibits. As a pond sealer, sodium bentonite has the ability to expand rapidly and absorb …

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow …

A bentonite–crushed rock Bentonite, Crushed Rock, and A¨ spo¨ Water mixture would be used as backfill material to seal man-made cavities such as drifts, shafts, and boreholes. The The properties of the water and backfill materials are listed bentonite acts as a hydraulic, chemical, and mechanical inTables 1and2.The backfillcontains30% (w/w ...

Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory

The backfill was produced by mixing crushed rock with 30 % bentonite (dry weight) and adding water to about 12.5 % water ratio. A total of 1544 tons of crushed rock, 703 tons of bentonite and 110 m3 water were mixed yielding a total of 2357 tons of 30/70 backfill material. The mixing took place between 01-08-08 and 01-09-15. The material

Influence of soil structure heterogeneities on the ...

Therefore, three CCBE configurations made of crushed rock-bentonite mixtures at 5.0%, 6.5%, 8.0% bentonite content were set up in instrumented …

Design of Low Permeability Barriers to Limit Subsurface ...

2014-5-26 · using crushed local granite, with a core of fi ne rock. An 800 mm wide diaphragm cut-off wall constructed of bentonite, cement and crushed rock, totalling 33 000 m2, and a two-phase jet grouted curtain wall at its base, totalling 8400 m2, have been installed through the dyke and underlying till foundation into bedrock.

Granular Bentonite Preparation and Effect of Granulation ...

2020-9-10 · Compacted bentonite is regarded as a suitable buffer/backfill material in a high-level radioactive waste disposal repository due to its low permeability, high swelling, and strong adsorption capacity, but the bentonite powder is difficult to compact to a high density only by increasing the compaction energy. Hence, a proposal is made to improve the compactness of …

Compaction properties of crushed rock-bentonite mixture ...

T1 - Compaction properties of crushed rock-bentonite mixture. AU - Tien, Yong Ming. AU - Wu, Po Lin. AU - Kuo, Ming Feng. PY - 2006/7. Y1 - 2006/7. N2 - The buffer material in nuclear waste disposal was made up with pure bentonite or sand-bentonite mixture. The wall friction was induced between the materials and the wall of compaction mold ...

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Sealing performance of bentonite and bentonite/crushed ...

1994-3-1 · OSTI.GOV Technical Report: Results of brine flow testing and disassembly of a crushed salt/bentonite block seal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

What is Bentonite?

Extracted bentonite is distinctly solid, even with a moisture content of approximately 30%. The material is initially crushed and, if necessary, activated with the addition of soda ash (Na2CO3). Bentonite is subsequently dried (air and/or forced drying) to reach a moisture content of approximately 15%.

DESIGN OF BENTONITE/CRUSHED ROCK SEALS

The use of bentonite/crushed rock mixtures to form hydraulic barriers has greatly increased in recent years. To obtain an appropriate composition for such mixture sealants generally requires extensive laboratory work. Bentonite content and gradation of the crushed rock component are two key parameters in the seal design. This study investigates ...

Swelling characteristics of compacted GMZ …

2012-7-19 · Bentonite with sand, bentonite with crushed rock or bentonite with ballast mixtures each possess higher structural integrity, thermal conductivity (Dixon et al., 1985, Mitchell, 1976), high chemical buffering capacity (Yong, 1999b) and stiffness, and …

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INVERSE MODELING OF GAS, WATER, AND HEAT FLOW …

2017-12-18 · a bentonite/crushed rock mixture. The repository host rock is the third element of the multi-barrier concept (Fig. 1). Technical Barrier: • Waste Itself • Container Geotechnical Barrier: • Backfill and Buffer • Plug System • Borehole Sealing Geological Barrier: •Hos Rt ock • Overburden Cu-canister Bentonite Granite Figure 1.

Analysis of colloids released from bentonite and crushed …

2010-1-1 · 4. Conclusions. The release and stability of inorganic colloids were determined from MX-80 bentonite and crushed rock in Milli-Q, saline OLSO, and low salinity Allard reference water with adjusted pH values 7–9. The release and stability of colloids depended significantly on groundwater salinity.

(PDF) Laboratory Evaluation of Crushed Rock-bentonite ...

This study focusses on laboratory evaluation of hydrogeological and thermal properties of three crushed rock-bentonite mixtures (5.0%, 6.5 % and 8.0% bentonite) for a …

Basic physical properties of the crushed rock and the ...

This study focusses on laboratory evaluation of hydrogeological and thermal properties of three crushed rock-bentonite mixtures (5.0%, 6.5 % and 8.0% bentonite) for a …

Design of bentonite/crushed rock seals | SpringerLink

The use of bentonite/crushed rock mixtures to form hydraulic barriers has greatly increased in recent years. To obtain an appropriate composition for such mixture sealants generally requires extensive laboratory work. Bentonite content and gradation of the crushed rock component are two key parameters in the seal design. This study investigates the effect of crushed rock …

Sealing performance of bentonite and bentonite/crushed ...

The results indicate that a composition to yield a permeability lower than 5 {times} 10{sup {minus}8} cm/s would have at least 25% bentonite by weight mixed with well-graded crushed rock. Hydraulic properties of the mixture plugs may be highly anisotropic if significant particle segregation occurs during sample installation and compaction.

Geoelectric Investigation of Bentonite Barrier Saturation

2014-9-29 · the casks and the crystalline rock has been filled with Na-bentonite buffer. The drift above the deposition boreholes has been backfilled, too, with a mixture consisting of 30 % bentonite and 70 % crushed rock. The rock, the buffer, and the backfill have been instrumented by SKB for recording temperatures, swelling and water pressures.

Study on advection–dispersion behavior for simulation of ...

2021-6-2 · Pala´gyi S, Sˇtamberg K (2014) Transport parameters of I-and IO 3-determined in crushed rock column and groundwater system under dynamic flow conditions. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 302:647–653. Article Google Scholar 18.

Sealing of Boreholes and Underground Excavations in Rock

2017-8-23 · Excavations in Rock JOIN US ON THE INTERNET VIA , GOPHER, FTP OR EMAIL: ... Performance of Bentonite and Bentonite/Crushed Rock Borehole Seals . S. Ouyang and J. K. Daemen 5.1 Introduction ..... . 5.2 Materials..... 5.3 Permeability Tests and Results. 5.4 Piping and Flow of Bentonite. . 5.5 Prediction of Bentonite Permeability . 5.6 ...

Thermal-hydraulic experiments with bentonite/crushed …

2003-8-1 · The permeability and thermal conductivity of bentonite/crushed rock mixtures used as backfill for a nuclear waste repository have an important impact on the maximum radioactive load of the waste canister that can be embedded. Our research pursues useful methods for estimating the permeability, thermal conductivity, and specific heat of various ...

Sodium Bentonite Wholesale Supplier | Lonestar Minerals

1  · Sodium Bentonite is a great pond sealant, but the effectiveness of the seal depends on the quality of the mineral and the application. Lonestar offers high quality bentonite and 60 years of experience applying sodium bentonite pond …

BULK MATERIAL DENSITY TABLE

2018-3-22 · Cement, Rock (See Limestone)-Cement, Portland 94 Cement, Aerated (Portland) 60-75 Cement, Mortar 133 Chalk, Crushed 75-95 Chalk, Pulverized 67-75 Charcoal, Lumps 18-28 Charcoal, Ground 18-28 Chips, Hogged Fuel 15-25 Chrome Ore 125-140 Cinders, Blast Furnace 57 Cinders, Coal 40 Clay (See Bentonite, Diatomaceous Earth, Fuller''s Earth, Kaolin ...

Hydromechanical Behaviour of Rock-Bentonite Interfaces ...

2006-9-11 · Mata, C., Guimaraes, L., Ledesma, A., Gens, A., Olivella, S. (2001): A hydro geomechanical analysis of the saturation process with salt water of a bentonite crushed rock mixture in an engineered nuclear barrier. In: 6th International Workshop on Key Issues in Wastes Isolation Research (KIWIR), pp 643–663.