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Sealing of Boreholes and Underground Excavations in Rock - Kittitep Fuenkajorn

Sealing of Boreholes and Underground Excavations in Rock

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1996
ISBN: 9780412573002
Number Of Pages: 330

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Sealing of boreholes and underground excavations has not received much engineering attention until fairly recently. The growing awareness of and sensitivity to environmental concerns of the technical community as well as of the public at large has resulted in an increasing recognition of the fact that these geological penetrations may have an environmental impact. The issue of possible contamination resulting from migration along boreholes, adits, shafts or tunnels unquestionably has been raised most forcefully with­ in the context of nuclear waste disposal. Several nuclear waste disposal programs, notably the Civilian and the Defence programs of the US De­ partment of Energy, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Canadian and Swedish radioactive waste disposal programs have conducted major research efforts aimed at developing adequate seal designs for penet­ rations in host rock formations for high-level nuclear waste repositories. While a considerable data base has been gathered over the last two decades or so with regard to the performance of seals, most of the information is presented in research reports and widely scattered papers in journals and proceedings of conferences. Hence, the materials are not readily accessible to potential users such as designers, contractors or regulators who are not familiar with nuclear waste disposal programs.

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...anyone who has to deal with the problems of installing safe and reliable long term seals in a borehole will benefit from reading some of the papers in the book - Geoscientist

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Laboratory Performance of Cement Borehole Sealsp. 9
Strength Parameters of Cement Borehole Seals in Rockp. 28
Dynamic Loading Impact on Cement Borehole Sealsp. 40
Performance of Bentonite and Bentonite/Crushed Rock Borehole Sealsp. 65
In situ Performance of a Clay-Based Barrierp. 96
In situ Hydraulic Performance Tests of Borehole Seals: Procedure and Analysesp. 126
In situ Hydraulic Performance of Cement Borehole Sealsp. 157
Sealing Boreholes in Rock Saltp. 184
Design of Underground Plugsp. 225
Design of Borehole Seals: Process, Criteria and Considerationsp. 267
Sodium Bentonite as a Borehole Sealantp. 280
Bibliographyp. 298
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780412573002
ISBN-10: 0412573008
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 31st May 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.47