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Laboratory Experiments of Mass Transfer in the London Clay

  • P. J. Bourke (a1), D. Gilling (a1), N. L. Jefferies (a1), D. A. Lever (a2) and T. R. Lineham (a1)...


Aqueous phase mass transfer through the rocks surrounding a radioactive waste repository will take place by diffusion and convection. This paper presents a comprehensive set of measurements of the mass transfer characteristics for a single, naturally occurring, clay. These data have been compared with the results predicted by mathematical models of mass transport in porous media, in order to build confidence in these models.



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