Quintessa

Publications from 2004

The following applied research publications reflect our role as an interface between academia and science-based organisations. Please contact the authors for further information.

  • Benbow S J and Watson C E, Raiden 3: User Guide, Quintessa Report QRS-1259A-1 v1.0

  • Benbow S J, Watson S P, Savage D and Robinson P C, Vault-Scale Modelling of pH Buffering Capacity in Crushed Granite Backfills, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate report SKI 04:17, April 2004.

  • Côme B, Béon O, Albrecht A, Gallerand M O, Little R H and Strenge D L (2004). Evaluating Multimedia Exposure Codes: the BIOSCOMP Exercise. BROWNFIELDS 2004, Siena.

  • Iwatsuki, T., Arthur, R., Ota, K. and Metcalfe R. (2004). Solubility constraints on uranium concentrations in groundwaters of the Tono uranium deposit, Japan. Radiochimica. Acta 92, 789-796.

  • JC Sharp, SC Bandis, RN Mackean, CA Schinas, SP Watson (2004) Evaluation of Design Concepts for an Urban Underground Railway Station: Design: Engineering Assessment of Design Analyses. Paper submitted to 1st UDEC/3DEC Application in Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences Symposium, Bochum 2004.

  • Little R H (2004). Biosphere Support to NUMO's Biosphere Assessment Programme During Financial Year 2003: The Identification and Justification of an Assessment Biosphere for an Estuary Receptor. Quintessa Report QRS-1111C-1, Version 1.0, July 2004.

  • Little R H (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft, Dounreay: Inventory Report. 54324/2/REP/QNT/0463/IS/03, October 2004.

  • Little R H and Egan M J (2004). Biosphere Support to NUMO's Biosphere Assessment Programme During Financial Year 2003: The Identification and Justification of Assessment Biospheres with Climate Change. Quintessa Report QRS-1111C-6, Version 1.0, July 2004.

  • Little R H and Smith G M (2004). Biosphere Support to JNC's Biosphere Assessment Programme During Financial Year 2003: Implications for JNC of the BIOCLIM, BioMoSA, and BIOPROTA Biosphere Programmes. Quintessa Report QRS-1036D-1, Version 1.0, July 2004.

  • Little R H and Watson C E (2004). Generic Post-Closure Safety Assessment and Derivation of Activity Limits for the Borehole Disposal Concept: A Further Study, Quintessa Report QRS-1128C-1 v2.0, Quintessa Limited, Henley-on-Thames.

  • Little R H, Penfold J S S, Egan M J and Leung H (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Assessment of Repository Concepts for Low-Level Radioactive Waste at the Bruce Site, Ontario. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Disposal of Low Activity Radioactive Waste, 13-17 December 2004, Cordoba, Spain.

  • Little R H, van Blerk J, Walke R C and Bowden R A (2004). Generic Post-Closure Safety Assessment and Derivation of Activity Limits for the Borehole Disposal Concept. Quintessa Report QRS-1128A-6 v2.0, Quintessa Limited, Henley-on-Thames, UK.

  • Maul P R, Robinson P C, Broed R and Avila R. Further AMBER and EcoLego Intercomparisons. Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate report SKI 2004:05 (also SSI 2004:01).

  • Maul P R, Savage D, Benbow S J, Walke R C and Bruin R (2004). Development of a FEP Database for the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. To appear in the proceedings of the 7th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies International Conference (GHGT7).

  • Maul P R, Thorne M C, Robinson P C and Walke R C (2004). The PRISM Foodchain Modelling Software: Version 2.0 Technical Guide. Quintessa report QRS-1198A-5 version 1.0.

  • Metcalfe R and Walker, C. (eds) (2004). Proceedings of the international workshop on bentonite-cement interaction in repository environments. Nuclear Waste Management Organisation of Japan (NUMO) report NUMO-TR-04-05 (also published by POSIVA as Working Report 2004-25).

  • Okubo, S., Suyama, Y., Bowden R A, Yoshimura, K., Toida, M. and Metcalfe R. (2004). Uncertainty assessment of geological modelling using evidential support logic. Geophysical Exploration, 57,403-409.

  • Penfold J S S (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft at Dounreay: Main Report. UKAEA report 54324/2/REP/QNT/0313/IS/03, October 2004.

  • Penfold J S S (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft at Dounreay: Overview Report. UKAEA report 54324/2/REP/QNT/0270/IS/03, October 2004.

  • Penfold J S S (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft at Dounreay: Potential for the Shaft to Act as a Source of Irradiated Particles to the Environment. UKAEA report 54324/2/REP/QNT/0271/IS/03, October 2004.

  • Penfold J S S (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft at Dounreay: Summary of the Post-Closure Safety Case. UKAEA report 54324/2/REP/QNT/0385/IS/03, October 2004.

  • Penfold J S S and Walke R C (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft at Dounreay: Performance Assessment. Quintessa Report Number QRS-1186B-1, Version 1.0, August 2004.

  • Robinson P C, A Contribution to the Review of the Posiva Programme for Research, Development and Technical Design, Quintessa Report to STUK QRS-1233A-4 version 2.0 September 2004

  • Savage D, Maul P R, Benbow S J. and Walke R C. (2004) The IEA Weyburn CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project: Assessment of long-term performance and safety. European Commission Report.

  • Seo, T., Tsuchi, H., Metcalfe R, Suyama, Y., Takase H, Bowden R A, Toida, M., Furuichi, M., Matsumura, A., Yoshimura, M. and Horio, A. (2004). A decision making methodology taking into account uncertainties and its possible application for the selection of preliminary investigation areas. Proceedings of DisTec 2004, 26th - 28th April, Berlin, 82-88.

  • Takase H (2004).Discussion on PA model development for bentonite barriers affected by chemical interaction with concrete: Do we have enough evidence to support bentonite stability, International Workshop on Bentonite - Cement Interaction in Repository Environments, April 14-16, 2004, Tokyo, Japan.

    • Hiroyasu Takase
  • Umeki, H, Naito, M and Takase H (2004). Uncertainty Governance: An Integrated Framework for Integrating and Communicating Uncertainties. Management of Uncertainties in Safety Cases and the Role of Risk, OECD-NEA Workshop Proceedings, Stockholm, Sweden, 2-4 February 2004.

    • Hiroyasu Takase
  • Umeki, H, Sakabe, Y, Ueda, H, Takahashi, Y, McKinley, I G, Takase H, Shimbo, H and Ijiri, Y (2004). Managing Uncertainty on Site Characteristics for the Design of a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository, 3rd Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium

    • Hiroyasu Takase
  • Umeki, H, Ueda, H, Takase H and Yamada K (2004). An Approach to Analysing Potential Effects of Pre-Closure Processes on the Long-term Safety of a Geological Repository, Engineered Barrier Systems (EBS). Workshop on Process Issues; A workshop organised by the OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency in co-operation with the European Commission and hosted by US-DOE Las Vegas NV USA, 14-17, September 2004.

    • Hiroyasu Takase
  • Walke R C and Penfold J S S (2004). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Case for the D1225 Shaft at Dounreay: Performance Assessment. UKAEA report 54324/2/REP/QNT/0314/IS/03, October 2004.

  • Walke R C, Little R H, Watkins B M, Smith G M and Punt A G (2004). The Further Identification and Justification of an Assessment Biosphere for a Marine Receptor. Quintessa Report QRS-1111C-4 v1.0, Henley-on-Thames, UK.

  • Walke R C, Longworth J K, Little R H, Venter A and Miller, B W (2004). The Practical Application of the AMBER Software Tool to Support Environmental Decision Making. BROWNFIELDS 2004, Siena.

  • Watkins B M and Little R H (2004). Development of a Check List of Assessment Biospheres. Quintessa Report for NUMO, QRS-1111C-5 v1.0, Henley-on-Thames, UK.

  • Watson C E, Hane, K. and Benbow S J, Comparison Between the Raiden 3 and PRECIP Coupled Reaction-Transport Codes: The Interaction of Bentonite with Cementitious Fluid, Quintessa Report QRS-1259A-2 v1.0

  • Watson S P, Hodgkinson D P and Robinson P C (2004). Waste Package Scenarios Modelling Phase 5: Improved Modelling of Organics. Quintessa report QRS-1064E-1, Version 2.0 for UK Nirex Limited.

  • Wilmot R and Robinson P C. The Issue of Risk Dilution in Risk Assessments. Iin Management of Uncertainty in Safety Cases and the Role of Risk Workshop Proceedings Stockholm, Sweden 2-4 February 2004, OECD 2004.