Events, related to PEBS
|1st Regulatory Workshop||Only open for int. Regulatory Authorities||April 25th plus 26th, 2012||Arranged by BGR||Information Center Mont Terri|
|Bentonite training course |
|Registration required||September 9th and 10th 2013||Arranged by BGR||At BGR office in Hannover, |
Two productuion sites
plus extensive final discussion
|Registration required||September 11th and 12th, 2013||Arranged by BGR||Two German Companies in Bavaria|
|2nd Regulatory Workshop||Only open for int. Regulatory Authorities||December 4th 2013||Arranged by NAGRA/BGR||Congresshotel Uto Kulm, Zurich Switzerland|
|International Conference on the Performance of Engineered Barriers||Abstract Sept'16, 2013 |
Latest Reg Dec'31, 2013
|Feburary 6th and 7th, 2014||Arranged by BGR||BGR Hannover, Germany|
Events, with general relation
Paper / Deadline
|February 5th to 7th, 2013||Gas generation and migration, International Symposium & Workshop|
|Abstract Sept'15, 2012 |
Latest Reg Dec'31, 2012
|March 19th to 21th, 2013||MONITORING IN GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTVE WASTE||Luxembourg http://www.modern-fp7.eu/monitoring-GDRW-2013/|
|October 7th to 9th, 2013||THE SAFETY CASE FOR DEEP GEOLOGICAL DISPOSAL OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE. 2013 STATE-OF-THE-ART||Paris http://www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/igsc/sc2013/index.html|
|October 14th to 16th, 2013||EURADWASTE '13, 8th EC Conference on the Management |
of Radioactive Waste
PEBS Workshop for Regulatory Authorities, preliminary programme
The workshop will be arranged as a closed workshop open only to experts of European/global regulatory authorities and their partners/contractors. The objective of the workshop is to present the current status on how processes in the early evolution may affect the long-term performance of the Engineered Barrier System (EBS) of a nuclear waste repository and how the activities within the PEBS project may reduce the uncertainties in the handling of these processes.
The programme will contain:
- Introduction to the PEBS project: objective, partners, activities and expected impact.
- Overview of the current treatment of the early evolution of the EBS in safety assessments in a number of European national programmes. This includes the safety assessment methodology, the use of safety functions, the identification of important processes, assessment of the early evolution and the identification of key uncertainties. A plan for how the scientific work performed within PEBS will be used to reduce uncertainties in future assessments will also be presented.
- The experimental work within PEBS. PEBS includes a large experimental programme at laboratory, mock-up and field scale. The work is focused on the H-M, THM and THMC couplings. This topic will consist of an overview of all experimental work within the project as well as two detailed presentations of specific experiments.
- Model application and development within PEBS. The objective of the modelling is to perform coupled HM, THM, and THMC analyses to provide a sound basis for the interpretation of the various tests within the experimental programme. This also includes the development of new or improved models as demanded by the calibration of computation results with the actual measured data, and use of the the data and improved models for extrapolation to long-term evolution of the repository. In the workshop an overview of the modelling will be given together with specific presentations on coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical modelling of the bentonite buffer and coupled thermal-hydraulic-chemical modelling taking into account (certain) mechanical effects.
- Questions and discussion
Programme of the Regulatory Authority Workshop:
Wednesday, April 25th 2012
1. 14:00 to 15:00 Registration
2. 15:00 to 17:30 Field Trip Mont Terri URL
Thursday, April 26th 2012
3. 08:30 Presentations and discussions
- General overview of the PEBS project, Michael Mente, BGR
- Overview and current results of work package 1 (Analysis of system evolution during early post-closure period, Impact on long-term safety functions) and work package 4 (Analysis of impact on long term safety), Lawrence Johnsen, NAGRA or Patrick Sellin, SKB, Sweden
- Overview of work package 2 (Experimentation on key EBS processes and parameters), Juan-Carlos Mayor, ENRESA
- THM and THM-C laboratory experiments, Maria Victoria Villar, CIEMAT.
- HE-E experiment (THM field experiments) Irina Gaus, NAGRA.
- Overview of WP3 (Modelling of short-term effects and extrapolation to long-term evolution), Klaus Wieczorek, GRS
- Coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical modelling of the bentonite buffer, Professor Antonio Gens, CIMNE, or Benoit Garitte, CIMNE.
- Coupled thermal-hydraulic-chemical modelling taking into account (certain) mechanical effects, Professor Javier Samper, UDC.
- 17:00 End of Workshop
The workshop venue is the Mont Terri Project Information Center, St. Ursanne, Switzerland, about 50 km south west of City of Basel, see also:
http://www.mont-terri.ch/internet/mont-terri/de/tools/visit.html and http://www.swisstopo.admin.ch/internet/swisstopo/de/home/topics/geology/MTProject.html
BGR has pre-reserved 15 rooms at local hotels directly in St. Ursanne. Transfers from the Hotels to the URL will be arranged by PEBS. For more details please ask the coordinator Michael Mente (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call +49-511-643-2246
PEBS is offering a special laboratory training workshop on bentonites for HRLW disposal, and a related field trip to bentonite deposits and producers.
Objectives of training course and excursion
The Bentonite week is aimed at early-stage re-searchers as well as experienced scientists working for universities, implementers and regulators entering this research area with e.g. a. geomechanics or mineralogic background.
Compacted bentonites are currently being investigated as a geotechnical barrier in high-level radioactive waste (HLRW) repositories due to their low permeability, high swelling pressure, and cation adsorption capacity. Bentonite properties vary significantly from one deposit to another and even between different locations of a given deposit. During the training course in the lab both cutting edge and recently implemented methods for bentonite characterisation are presented. The theoretical background as well as training in the lab will cover the current industrial, environmental and economical demands of globally operating organizations.
Of special importance for future installations of final repositories will be an optimal specification of the bentonite raw material for the technical application which should also cover economical aspects.
The desired and required bentonite properties are diverse. Information about the relation between bentonite properties and performance is required to define reasonable bentonite specifications. The ideal HLRW bentonite, capable of rendering all problems negligible, has, however, jet to be identified.
At the end of the training course, the field observations, and the bentonite processing in the clay industry, an open discussion should resolve the quetions of "what kind of quality parameters for bentonites are required?”
Programme Bentonite Week
- Monday, September 9th 2013, Workshop
Registration: 11:00 to 12:00
Lunch: 12:00 to 12:30
Presentation: 12:30 to 13:15 Bentonite Mineralogy
Presentation: 13:15 to 14:00 Bentonites BGR
Presentation: 14:30 to 15:45 CEC, LCD/IR/DTA
Presentation: 16:15 to 17:00 Rietveld
Presentation: 17:00 to 17:45 Quantification
Discussion until 18:30
End of Workshop 18:30
Tuesday, September 10th 2013, Laboratory Course
Application: 08:30 to 09:15 XRD, Rietveld
Application: 09:15 to 10:00 CEC/LCD
Application: 10:30 to 12:00 IR/DTA – SEM
Lunch 12:00 to 13:00
Discussion 13:00 to 14:30 Discussion: Which kinds of quality parameters are conceivable?
End of course 14:30
Bus transfer to Bavaria 14:30 to 22:00
Arrival Hotel in Wolnzach 22:00
Wednesday, September 11th 2013, Fieldtrip 1
1st field trip 09:00 to 12:00 Open Bentonite mines, S&B Industrial Minerals, Hallertau
Lunch and transfer 12:00 to 13:30
Bentonite plant tour 13:30 to 16:00 S & B Industrial Minerals, Landshut
Discussion 16:00 to 18:00 Discussion: What kinds of quality parameters are required?
Dinner 18:00 Typical Bavarian Restaurant
Thursday, September 12th 2013, Fieldtrip 2
Bentonite plant tour 09:00 to 11:00 Clariant (former Süd Chemie), Moosburg
End of Bentonite week 11:00