Results of laboratory carbonation experiments on Nirex Reference Vault Backfill cement

@inproceedings{Rochelle2014ResultsOL,
  title={Results of laboratory carbonation experiments on Nirex Reference Vault Backfill cement},
  author={Christopher A. Rochelle and G. Purser and Antoni E. Milodowski},
  year={2014}
}
Some repository concepts envisage the use of large quantities of cementitious materials – both for repository construction and as a buffer/backfill. However, some wastes placed within a subsurface repository will contain a significant amount of organic material that may degrade to produce carbon dioxide. This will react with cement buffer/backfill to produce carbonate minerals such as calcite, which will reduce the ability of the buffer/backfill to maintain highly alkaline conditions and… CONTINUE READING