ISBN-10:
1860947433
ISBN-13:
9781860947438
Pub. Date:
08/01/2007
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Biosphere Implications of Deep Disposal of Nuclear Waste: The Upwards Migration of Radionuclides in Vegetated Soils

Biosphere Implications of Deep Disposal of Nuclear Waste: The Upwards Migration of Radionuclides in Vegetated Soils

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ISBN-13: 9781860947438
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Series On Environmental Science And Management Series , #5
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     v
Preface     vii
Background     1
Introduction     3
Methods     11
Experimental Protocols     13
Background     13
Phase I and II Lysimeter Experiments     14
Soil Column Experiments     29
Mini-column Experiments     35
Modelling Radionuclide Transport and Uptake in Vegetated Soils     41
Introduction     41
Lysimeter System Model     42
Physically Based Modelling     57
Hydrological Model Applications     64
Discussion     84
Results     87
Radiochlorine     89
Background     89
Experimental Overview     90
Results     93
General Discussion     184
Radioiodine     188
Background     188
Experimental Overview     192
Results     194
General Discussion     226
Technetium     230
Background     230
Experimental Overview     237
Results     238
General Discussion     263
Radioselenium     266
Background     266
Experimental Overview     269
Results     269
General Discussion     294
Radiocations     300
Background     300
Experimental Overview     304
Results     305
General Discussion     338
Conclusions and Recommendations     343
Conclusions     345
Overview     345
Summary of Results     346
Experimental Design     361
Modelling     363
Conclusions and Future Directions     365
Colour Section     367
Appendix     379
Data Archive     381
Reference     383
Index     397

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