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Hydrothermal Waste Package Interactions With Methane-Containing Basalt Groundwater

  • B. P. McGrail (a1)

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Hydrothermal waste package interaction tests were conducted with a mixture of crushed glass, basalt, and steel in methane-containing synthetic basalt groundwater. In the absence of gamma radiolysis, methane was found to have little influence on the corrosion behavior of the waste package constituents. Under gamma radiolysis, methane was found to significantly lower the solution oxidation potential when compared to identical tests without methane. In addition, colloidal hydrocarbon polymers that have been produced under the irradiation conditions of these experiments were not formed. The presence of the waste package constituents apparently inhibited the formation of the polymers. However, the mechanism which prevented their formation was not determined.

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Hydrothermal Waste Package Interactions With Methane-Containing Basalt Groundwater

  • B. P. McGrail (a1)

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