Quintessa

Publications from 2007

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., Walker, C. and Savage, D. (2007) Intercomparison of cement solid-solution models. SKI Report 2007:29. Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Bond, A.E. and Towler, G. 2007. LLWR Lifetime Project: Water Balance for the Version 1 Regional Groundwater Flow Model. QRS-1354F-RegionalWB.

  • Bond, A.E., Towler, G., and Robinson., P. 2007. Nagra VPAC Code Verification: LILW Release Rate Modelling. QRS-1389A-TR1.

  • Bond, A.E., Towler, G., and Robinson., P. 2007. Nagra VPAC Code Verification: Test Cases for VPAC Code Comparison. QRS-1389A-2.

  • C.S. Walker, S.E.P Dowker, P. Anderson, and J.C. Elliott. Kinetic Control in Permeable Hydroxyapatite Demineralization. (In submission). Submitted to American Mineralogist, November 2007.

    • Colin Walker
  • Clarke, S.F.J., Chilcott, R.P., Wilson, J., Kamanyire R., Baker, D., Hallett, A. (2007) Decontamination of multiple casualties who are chemically contaminated: a challenge for acute trusts? Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine 23(2), 175-181.

  • Collier DC and Penfold JSS (2007). Lessons Learned from the NDA's Site End State Definition Process. Proceedings of the UK Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference, 16-17 October, 2007, Rheged, Cumbria.

  • Hama, K, Kunimaru, T, Metcalfe, R and Martin, A.J. (2007). The hydrogeochemistry of argillaceous rock formations at the Horonobe URL site, Japan. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 32: 170-180.

  • Hodgkinson D (2007). Äspö Task Force on modelling of groundwater flow and transport of solutes: Review of Tasks 6D, 6E, 6F and 6F2. SKB Technical Report TR-07-03.

  • Hunter, J., Michie, U., Smith, N.T., and Towler, G. 2007. LLWR Lifetime Project: Reinterpretation of the Quaternary geology of the LLWR site and the surrounding region. QRS-1354F-Geology.

  • L.M.C. Limer (2007) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: modelling soil carbon cycling. PhD thesis, Department of Biology, University of York, UK.

  • Little RH, Avis J, Bond AE, Calder N, Garisto N, King F, Penfold JSS, Towler G, Walke RC and Xie M (2007). OPG's Deep Geologic Repository for Low & Intermediate Level Waste: Postclosure Safety Assessment (V0) Report for the Version 0 Assessment. QRS-1335A-TR4, June 2007.

  • Little, R., Bond, A., Dragolici, F., Matyasi, L., Matyasi, S., Naum, N., Niculae, O., Thorne, M. and S. Watson. Preliminary Safety Analysis of the Baita Bihor Radioactive Waste Repository, Romania. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Environmental. Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management . ICEM2007. September 2-6, 2007, Oud Sint-Jan Hospital Conference Center, Bruges, Belgium

  • Maul P R, Metcalfe R, Pearce J, Savage D and West J M (2007). Performance Assessments for the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide: Learning from the Radioactive Waste Disposal Experience. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 1, 444-455. doi: 10.1016/S1750-5836(07)00074-6.

  • Metcalfe R and Little R H (2007). Review of the Near-field and Geosphere Behaviour of Beryllium. Quintessa Limited Report to United Kingdom Nirex Limited QRS-1351A-1, Version 1.0, February 2007.

  • Metcalfe R, Crawford M B, Bath A H, Littleboy A K, Degnan P J and Richards H G (2007) Characteristics of deep groundwater flow in a basin marginal setting at Sellafield, Northwest England: 36Cl and halide evidence. Applied Geochemistry, 22: 128-151.

  • Mizuno, T, Metcalfe, R, Iwatsuki, T and Mie, H (2007) Proposal for quality assessment method of groundwater chemistry for hydrochemical investigation. Journal of the Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology, 49: 139-152. (In Japanese).

  • Penfold JSS (2007). Chapelcross End State Study - Results of the Public Consultation on the Chapelcross End State, QRS-1374A-TN8, Version 1, February 2007.

  • Penfold, J S S, Robinson P C, Walke R C and Watson C E (2007). The Radioactively Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment Methodology - Technical Report. Defra interim report CLR 14, January 2007.

  • Perko J, Mallants D, Volckaert G, Towler G, Egan M, Viršek S and Hertl B (2007). Modelling Approach to LILW-SL Repository Safety Evaluation for Different Waste Packaging Options. ICEM'07: 11th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Bruges, 2-6 September 2007.

  • Robertson S, Fox S, Love J, Graham D, Egan M, Penfold J and Collier D (2007). Consultation on Options for the Dounreay Site End State and their Impact on End Use. Proceedings of the UK Decommissioning and Waste Management Conference, Rheged, Cumbria, 16-17 October 2007.

  • Robinson P. and Suckling P. (2007). PICNIC TD: User Guide for Version 1.0. Quintessa Report QRS-3012A-6, Version 1.0. July 2007.

  • Savage D, Watson C, Benbow S and Wilson J (2007) Modelling iron-bentonite interactions. Workshop on Long-Term Performance of Smectitic Clays Embedding Canisters with Highly Radioactive Waste, (ed. R. Pusch), Lund, Sweden, 356-365.

  • Savage, D. and Benbow, S. (2007) Low pH cements. SKI Report 2007:32. Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Savage, D., Benbow, S., Watson, C., Takase, H., Oda, C. and Honda, A., “Natural systems evidence for the alteration of clay under alkaline conditions: an example from Searles Lake, California”, Workshop on Long-Term Performance of Smectitic Clays Embedding Canisters with Highly Radioactive Waste, (ed. R. Pusch), Lund, Sweden, 132-142, 2007.

  • Savage, D., Walker, C., Arthur, R., Rochelle, C. and Oda, C. (2007) Alteration of bentonite by hyperalkaline fluids: a review of the role of secondary minerals. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32: 287-297.

    • Colin Walker
  • Towler, G. H., Barker, J.A., McGarry, R.G., Watson, S.P., Michie, U., and Holstein, A. 2007. Post Closure Performance Assessment: Application of Methods for Alternative Environments. System Descriptions and Groundwater Models. QRS-1378G-AltGeo2.

  • Towler, G., and McGarry, R. 2007. LLWR Lifetime Project: Version 1 Regional Groundwater Flow Model. QRS-1354F-LLWRRegionalHydro.

  • Towler, G., Black, J., and Bond, A.E. 2007. LLWR Lifetime Project: Reassessnent of the LLWR site water balance. QRS-1354F-LLWRWB.

  • Towler, G.H., Metcalfe, R., Watston, S.P., McEwen, T.J., and Bath, A.H. 2007. Properties of mudstones of a kind that could prove suitable to host a repository for radioactive wastes. QRS-1378A-Rk_Props.

  • Ueda, H., Hyodo, H., Takase, H., Savage, D., Benbow, S. and Noda, M. (2007) Evaluation of the kinetics of cement-bentonite interaction in a HLW repository using the reactor solute transport simulator. 15th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Nagoya, Japan, ICONE15-10566.

  • Walke R C, Thorne M C and Watson C E (2007). The PRISM Foodchain Modelling Software: Version 3.1 Technical Report. Quintessa Report to the UK Food Standards Agency QRS-3004B-1, Version 1.0, May 2007.

  • Walker, C.S., Savage, D., Tyrer, M. and Ragnarsdottir, K.V. (2007) Non-ideal solid solution aqueous solution modelling of synthetic calcium silicate hydrate. Cement and Concrete Research 37: 502-511.

    • Colin Walker
  • Watson C E, Benbow S J and Savage D (2007). Modelling the interaction of low pH cements and bentonite: Issues affecting the geochemical evolution of repositories for radioactive waste. SKI Report 2007:30

  • Watson SP, 2007. Parameters for Input into a Groundwater Flow Modelling Study for the Shaft Isolation Project. UKAEA SILW Reference 54324/3/REP/QNT/1597/IS/01.

  • Watson SP, Metcalfe R, McEwen T and Paulley A (2007) International Precedents for HLW/SF Iron Canister Concepts: Review and Consideration of Applicability in the UK Context. Quintessa Report QRS-1376A-1v2.

  • Watson, S.P., Metcalfe, R., McEwen, T, Michie, U. and Paulley A (2007) Identification of how aspects of the Nirex PGRC would differ is adapted to alternative geologies. Quintessa Report QRS-1338A-1v3.

  • Webb GM, Leonard K and Penfold JSS (2007). Nairn Conference Supplement Editorial. Journal of Radiological Protection, 27 No 3A, September 2007.