A new computer code, Analysis of RadionuclidE
Source-Term with Chemical Transport (AREST-CT), is described in this paper. The code is being designed to support performance assessment analyses of engineered systems for subsurface isolation of hazardous and radioactive wastes. Radionuclide releases from an engineered system are modeled by solving governing equations describing conservation of water mass, air mass, thermal energy, and chemical species mass. As such, the AREST-CT code will be capable of simulating radionuclide release and transport in a non-isothermal, unsaturated-saturated setting. Constituitive equations are implemented that describe corrosion of iron-based container materials, glass, and spent fuel waste forms. The governing equations are solved in a two-dimensional domain using an integrated finite-volume method. A third-order total variation diminishing (TVD) numerical scheme is evaluated to minimize numerical oscillations and dissipation of steep concentration gradients in advection-dominated transport problems.