Quintessa

Publications from 2005

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, Watson C E and Savage D. Investigating conceptual models for physical property couplings in solid solution models of cement, SKI Report 05:64

  • Black J H and Hodgkinson D P (2005). Äspö Task Force on Modelling of Groundwater Flow and Transport of Solutes: Review of Task 6C. Quintessa report QRS-1178B-2, Version 1.0.SKB R Report, in publication, 2005.

  • Grundy, CL, Watts, LG, Whitton, J, Bond, A and Paulley, A (2005). Integrated Framework for Site End Point Management., 2005. Proceedings of ICEM'05, ICEM05-1360.

  • Hama, K., Kunimaru, T., and Metcalfe R. (2005). The hydrogeochemistry of argillaceous rock formations at the Horonobe URL site, Japan. Proceedings of Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement. Tours, 14-18 March 2005, France. 399.

  • Hodgkinson D P and Black J H (2005). Äspö Task Force on Modelling of Groundwater Flow and Transport of Solutes: Review of Tasks 6A, 6B and 6B2. Quintessa report QRS-1178B-1, Version 1.0. SKB TR Report, in publication, 2005.

  • Leung H, Little R H, Penfold J S S and Egan M J (2005). Preliminary Post-Closure Safety Assessment of Repository Concepts for Low-Level Radioactive Waste at the Bruce Site, Ontario. Paper presented at the Canadian Nuclear Society Conference on Waste Management, Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration for Canada's Nuclear Activities: Current Practices and Future Needs, 8-11 May 2005, Ottawa, Ontario.

  • Little R H (2005). Biosphere Support to NUMO's Biosphere Assessment Programme During Financial Year 2004: User Requirements for an Assessment Biosphere Management System. Quintessa Report QRS-1111D-1, Version 1.0, February 2005.

  • Maul P R and Robinson P C (2005). A Strategy for Monitoring Bore Cracking in AGR Graphite Cores. Proceedings of the British Carbon Group conference on Ageing Management of Graphite Reactor Cores, University of Cardiff, 28-30 November 2005.

  • Maul P R and Robinson P C An Assessment of SKB's Performance Assessment Calculations in the Interim Main Report for the Safety Assessment SR-Can. Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate report SKI 2005:07.

  • Maul P R, Robinson P C, Walke R C, Thorne M C and Evans E (2005). Development and Implementation of a New, Dynamic Soil-Plant-Animal Model for Use in Assessing the Impacts on Terrestrial Foodchains of Routine and Accidental Atmospheric Releases of Contaminants. To appear in Proceedings of the Seventh Internal Symposium of the Society for Radiological Protection.

  • Maul, PR, Benbow, SJ, Bond, A, Kwong, S, Paulley, A, Penfold, JSS, Robinson, PC, Walke, RC, Watson CE and Watson SP (2005). SimER: An advanced computer code for the simulation of environmental risks associated with site end points. Proceedings of ICEM'05: ICEM05-1097.

  • Robinson P C, Watson C E, Maul P R and Evans, E., Implementation of the PRISM 2.0 Models and some Illustrative Applications, in Proceedings of the Seventh Internal Symposium of the Society for Radiological Protection (2005).

  • Savage D, Walker, C., Arthur, R., Rochelle, C. and Oda, C. (2005) Alteration of bentonite by hyperalkaline fluids: the role of secondary minerals. Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, Tours, 2005, ANDRA, France, 327-328.

    • Colin Walker
  • Simón I, Naito M, Thorne M C and Walke R (2005). Natural Releases from Contaminated Groundwater: Example Reference Biosphere 2B. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 84 (2), pp. 171-184.

  • Tahar, B, Small, J, Bond, A, McGarry, R, Kwong, S and Paulley A (2005). Development and application of multicomponent reactive transport model with coupled geochemical and microbiological reactions. Proceedings of ModelCARE 2005.

  • Tahar, B, Small, J, Kwong, S, Bond, A and Paulley, A (2005). Application of a coupled groundwater flow - reactive chemical model to a permeable reactive barrier. Proceedings of ICEM '05: ICEM05-1100.

  • Takase H and Kato K (2005). Reasoning with Imperfect Information: A Structured Approach to Handling Subjective Uncertainty. The 10th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management. September 4-8, 2005, Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, ICEM05-1293.

    • Hiroyasu Takase
  • Thorne M C, Maul P R, Robinson P C and Walke R C (2005). The Scientific Basis of the PRISM 2.0 Soil, Plant and Animal Models. In: Jackson D, Thorne M C and Ramsay M (eds.), Seventh Internal Symposium: Change and Continuity in Radiation Protection, 12 – 17 June 2005, Society for Radiological Protection.

  • Walke R C, Jackson D and Punt A G (2005). Biosphere Support to NUMO’s Biosphere Assessment Programme During Financial Year 2004: Database of Biosphere Parameter Values. Quintessa Report QRS-1111D-2, Version 1.0, June 2005.

  • Watson C E and Robinson P C, The PRISM Foodchain Modelling Software: Version 2.0 User Guide, Quintessa Report QRS-1198A-6 v1.0 (2005).

  • Watson S P (2005). Representation of Physical Containment in a Repository-scale model: Examination of Mixing Scales. Quintessa report QRS-1220A-1 Version 2.0 for UK Nirex Limited.

  • Watson S P, Hodgkinson D P, Robinson P C, Bailey L E F and Poole M J (2005). Waste Package Scenario Modelling. Proceedings of MRS 2005: 29th Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management.

  • Wilson, J., Cressey, G., Cressey, B., Ragnarsdottir, K.V., Savage D, Cuadros, J. and Shibata, M. (2005) The effect of iron on bentonite stability. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 69: A425.

  • Wilson, J., Ragnarsdottir, K.V., Savage D, Cuadros, J., Cressey, G., Cressey, B. and Shibata, M. (2005) The effect of iron on bentonite stability: an investigation into reactions between native Fe, magnetite, montmorillonite and aqueous solutions. Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, Tours, 2005, ANDRA, France, 39-40.

  • Yoshida, H., Takeuchi, M., and Metcalfe R. (2005). Long-term stability of flow-path structures in crystalline rocks distributed in an orogenic belt, Japan. Engineering Geology, 78, 275-284.