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Microbiological effects on transport processes (BioTran) : Data production from column experiments for use in microbial models (April 2009 - March 2010)

By H. Harrison, J.M. West, A.E. Milodowski, K. Bateman, P. Coombs, J. Harrington, S. Holyoake, A. Lacinska, G. Turner and D. Wagner


The BioTran project was initiated to examine the effects of microbes on sub-surface transport processes, especially in the context of geological disposal of radioactive waste. Early work focussed on hard rock environments using dioritic material from the Äspö Underground Research Laboratory (URL). In 2008-2009, the scope of Biotran broadened to encompass batch experiments on mudstones, host rocks relevant to radioactive waste management in Japan. The 2009-2010 BioTran work programme furthers this work by using column experiments to investigate the effects of microbes on fractured mudstone

Topics: Earth Sciences
Publisher: British Geological Survey
Year: 2010
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