Georg Kosakowski

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Transport experiments with colloids and radionuclides in a shear zone were conducted during the Colloid and Radionuclide Retardation experiment (CRR) at Nagra's Grimsel Test Site. Breakthrough curves of bentonite colloids and uranine, a non-sorbing solute, were measured in an asymmetric dipole flow field. The colloid breakthrough is earlier than that of(More)
We analyze a set of observations from a recently published, field-scale tracer test in a fractured till. These observations demonstrate a dominant, underlying non-Fickian behavior, which cannot be quantified using traditional modeling approaches. We use a continuous time random walk (CTRW) approach which thoroughly accounts for the measurements, and which(More)
We examine a set of analytical solutions based on the continuous time random walk (CTRW) approach, which can be evaluated numerically and used to analyze breakthrough data from tracer tests. Practical application of these solutions, with discussion of the physical meaning of the relevant model parameters, is emphasized. The CTRW theory accounts for the(More)
Diffusion of cations and other contaminants through clays is of central interest, because clays and clay rocks are widely considered as barrier materials for waste disposal sites. An intriguing experimental observation has been made in this context: Often, the diffusive flux of cations at trace concentrations is much larger and the retardation smaller than(More)
We present a sequence of purely advective transport models that demonstrate the influence of small-scale geometric inhomogeneities on contaminant transport in fractured crystalline rock. Special weight is placed on the role of statistically generated variable fracture apertures. The fracture network geometry and the aperture distribution are based on(More)
In the context of testing reactive transport codes and their underlying conceptual models, a simple 2D reactive transport experiment was developed. The aim was to use simple chemistry and design a reproducible and fast to conduct experiment, which is flexible enough to include several process couplings: advective-diffusive transport of solutes, effect of(More)
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