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Author Kahanda, G. L. M. K. S. ♦ Gu, J. ♦ Tomkiewicz, M. ♦ Kruger, A. A.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NUCLEAR FUELS ♦ MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CEMENTS ♦ ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY ♦ WASTE FORMS ♦ MONITORING ♦ LEACHING ♦ LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES ♦ HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ♦ CEMENTING ♦ WATER SATURATION ♦ RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL
Abstract Cement-based composites are widely used in applications which demand long-term service life. One important example is in immobilization matrices for low-level radioactive and other hazardous wastes, which demands long-term retention and durability. The authors describe conductivity measurements of grouts flooded with water and in contact with a sink that consists of pure water. The conductivity measurements were designed and carried out in parallel with present quality verification methods and standard leach tests of the nuclear waste management industry. For the first time, the authors show that the method of replacing intrusive chemical analysis with conductivity measurements of the leaching samples yields equivalent results.
ISSN 00134651
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume Number 143
Issue Number 4


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