Performance assessment of a bentonite-sand mixture for nuclear waste isolation at the potential Akkuyu Nuclear Waste Disposal Site, southern Turkey

2015-05-01
Akgün, Haluk
Kockar, Mustafa Kerem
This study assesses the geotechnical performance of a compacted bentonite-sand mixture with a bentonite content ranging from 15 to 30 % by weight to be used as a material component in a waste sealing system. Geotechnical laboratory tests such as compaction, falling head permeability, swelling, unconfined compression and shear strength tests were conducted to select an optimum mixture which eventually led to a recommendation to select an optimum bentonite-sand mixture possessing a bentonite content of 30 % for the isolation of underground waste disposal facilities. Bentonite-sand seal design was performed for the optimum seal selected as a function of the axial stress applied to the seal and seal length-to-radius ratio.
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES

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Citation Formats
H. Akgün and M. K. Kockar, “Performance assessment of a bentonite-sand mixture for nuclear waste isolation at the potential Akkuyu Nuclear Waste Disposal Site, southern Turkey,” ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, pp. 6101–6116, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/41035.