Thermodiffusional transport in pelagic clay: Implications for nuclear waste disposal in geological media

E. C. Thornton, W. E. Seyfried

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Abstract

Thermal gradient experiments in sediment-seawater systems revealed large-scale fluxes of aqueous electrolytic components away from the heat source through thermal diffusion. These findings indicate a need for similar studies in other geological materials of low permeability in order to assess the implications of this phenomenon for various nuclear waste disposal options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1156-1158
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume220
Issue number4602
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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