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Construction of Microbial Kinetics Database for PA of HLW disposal

  • Hideki Yoshikawa (a1), Tsuyoshi Ito (a2), Kotaro Ise (a1) and Yoshito Sasaki (a1)


To evaluate a change of chemical species of groundwater composition by the metabolism of microbes, which will be introduced to deep underground from the surface and be in a deep underground, is important for the discussion of the microbial effects on the performance assessment of the high-level radioactive waste repository. The purpose of this study is to develop of a microbial kinetics database to evaluate their activities in the deep underground environment.

Some microbial metabolism data were collected and constructed their kinetics database for aerobic, denitrifying, manganese reducing, iron reducing, sulfate reducing, methanogenic and acetogenic bacteria to evaluate above groundwater chemistry. About 1260 data were selected by literature survey for some journals and books published from 1960s and summarized in this microbial kinetics database. Some sensitivity analyses were performed for some parameter of metabolism of microbes.



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1. Yoshikawa, H, Inagaki, M, and Miyasaka, I, Mater.Res.Soc.Symp.Proc., 1193, pp.375380, (2009)
2. Parkhurst, D.L, and Appelo, C.A.J, User's guide to PHREEQC (Version 2)–a computer program for speciation, batch-reaction, one-dimensional transport, and inverse geochemical calculations: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4259. (1999)
3. Prommer, H, and Barry, D.A, Modeling Bioremediation of Contaminated Groundwater In: Bioremediation (edited by Atlas, R.M. and Philp, J.). American Society for Microbiology, pp.108138, (2005)
4. Yamane, T, in Microbial Reaction Engineering 3rd Ed. (Japanese), (2002)



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