Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
A Review of Beneficial Effects of Reducing Environment at the Near-Field of KBS-3 Repository
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Environmental Chemistry.
2011 (English)In: Huaxue jinzhan, ISSN 1005-281X, Vol. 23, no 7, 1411-1428 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The recent research activities, i.e. relevant publications and the author's experiments on chemical behaviors of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and canister materials at near-field of KBS-3 deep geological repository were reviewed. The advantages of reductive substances at KBS-3 repository to the spent fuel disposal safety were discussed. Using data from literatures and experiments, the author demonstrated the blocking effect of hydrogen generated for iron canister corrosion on SNF dissolution, and discussed the reaction mechanism. It is also proved that the gamma radiation expected at the early stage of disposal and micro mole level oxidative species in water solution can only slightly enhance the corrosion rate of copper canister to mu m/y level, still 10(3) times slower than that at air saturated conditions. During a long period of time after copper canister leaks, under combined effects of iron canister material, hydrogen and fission product alloy particle catalysts, SNF dissolution can be depressed or blocked, and Most radiotoxic multivalent radionuclides U, Np, Tc and Se released from SNF can be reduced and precipitated. This paper supplies scientific bases for the sitting of a SNF repository at a stable reducing area, and designing of canisters with massive iron material.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 23, no 7, 1411-1428 p.
Keyword [en]
spent nuclear fuel(SNF), disposal canister, hydrogen, catalyst, repository chemistry
National Category
Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66556ISI: 000293676100018OAI: diva2:469004
authorCount :1Available from: 2011-12-22 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2011-12-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Cui, Daqing
By organisation
Environmental Chemistry
In the same journal
Huaxue jinzhan
Chemical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 44 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link