Natural And Engineered Clay Barriers by Christophe TournassatNatural And Engineered Clay Barriers by Christophe Tournassat

Natural And Engineered Clay Barriers

byChristophe TournassatEditorCarl I. Steefel, Ian C. Bourg

Hardcover | May 18, 2015

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Clays are used as barriers for the isolation of landfills and contaminated sites. They are envisioned as long-term storage media for hazardous materials and radioactive wastes, and as seals in the case of geological CO2 sequestration or energy storage. Clay properties greatly influence the integrity, efficiency, and safety of these applications.

Natural and Engineered Clay Barriersprovides a clear view of the fundamental properties of clay materials and how these properties affect their engineering applications. This volume focuses on how the mass transfer properties (hydraulic permeability, gas fluxes, molecular diffusion, semi-permeable membrane properties), geochemical reactivity (adsorption, dissolution) and mechanical properties of clay barriers at the macroscale are influenced by phenomena that occur at clay mineral - water interfaces.

  • Examines clay properties from the molecular to the macroscopic scale
  • Addresses experimental and modeling issues
  • Authored by experts in the properties of clay barriers
Ian Bourg received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Process Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse (France) in 1999. He received his doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and a ...
Title:Natural And Engineered Clay BarriersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:446 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 18, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081000278

ISBN - 13:9780081000274

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Table of Contents

Introduction,C. Tournassat, C. I. Steefel, I. C. Bourg, F. BergayaCh.1. Surface properties of clay minerals,C. Tournassat, I. C. Bourg, C. I. Steefel, F. BergayaCh.2. Adsorption of inorganic and organic solutes by clay minerals,M. Borisover and J. A. DavisCh.3. Chemical conditions in clay-rocks,C. Tournassat, A. Vinsot, E.C. Gaucher, S. AltmannCh.4. Dissolution kinetics of clay minerals,J. Cama and J. GanorCh.5. Stability of clay barriers under chemical perturbations,O. Bildstein and F. ClaretCh.6. Self-diffusion of water and ions in clay barriers,I.C. Bourg and C. TournassatCh.7. Gas transfer through clay barriers,A. Amann-Hildenbrand, B. M. Krooss, J. Harrington, R. Cuss, C. Davy, F. Skoczylas, E. Jacops, N. MaesCh.8. Semi-permeable membrane properties and chemo-mechanical coupling in clay barriers,J. Gonçalves, P.M. Adler, P. Cosenza, A. Pazdniakou, G. de MarsilyCh.9. Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of natural and engineered clay barriers,J. RutqvistCh.10. Transport properties through partially-saturated charged membranes and geophysical approaches,A. RevilCh.11. Up-scaling strategies for modeling clay-rock properties,V. Marry and B. RotenbergSummary and perspectives,C. Tournassat, I. C. Bourg, C. I. Steefel, F. Bergaya