Estimation of water retention behaviour of MX-80 bentonite partially saturated with saline solution

Auli Kuusela-Lahtinen, Gowthaman Sinnathamby, João Mendez, Wojciech T. Sołowski, Domenico Gallipoli, Xavier Pintado, Leena K. Korkiala-Tanttu

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Abstract

The water retention behaviour of partially saturated MX-80 bentonite with pure water is relatively well investigated. However, in practical cases, the water contains a number of chemical compounds which affects the bentonite behaviour. In particular, bentonite is used in buffer applications of geological repositories for spent nuclear fuel, where the concentration of total dissolved solids in groundwater is expected to increase significantly with time. This paper investigates water retention behaviour of MX-80 type bentonite partially saturated with deionised water as well as 1M NaCl solution. In the experiments the specific volume of bentonite has been kept approximately constant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils – E-UNSAT 2016
PublisherEDP SCIENCES
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Unsaturated Soils - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), Paris, France
Duration: 12 Sep 201614 Sep 2016
Conference number: 3
http://eunsat2016.sciencesconf.org/

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume9
ISSN (Electronic)2267-1242

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Abbreviated titleE-UNSAT
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/09/201614/09/2016
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