1st Edition

Sulphur-Assisted Corrosion in Nuclear Disposal Systems

By Frank Druyts Copyright 2012

    This special issue ofPost-Medieval Archaeology, guest edited by Brent Fortenberry (Boston University) and Marley Brown III (The College of William and Mary), celebrates archaeology in Bermuda on the eve of the island's 400th anniversary. The volume presents the diverse nature of contemporary archaeological research on Bermuda, drawing together a wide array of scholars from the disciplines of archaeology, history, material culture studies, heritage and architectural history. The volume seeks to bring about a greater awareness of the island's archaeology and to explore its place within the historic and contemporary Atlantic world.

    Section 1 - Disposal concepts of nuclear waste and the role of corrosion 1 The Belgian Supercontainer concept – corrosion issues Section 2 - Sulphur-induced corrosion processes from within and outside the nuclear disposal field 2 Sulphur chemistry of the near-field Boom Clay environment 3 Corrosion mechanisms and material performance in environments containing hydrogen sulfide and elemental sulfur 4 Lifetime prediction of metallic barriers in nuclear waste disposal systems: overview and open issues related to sulphur-assisted corrosion 5 The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel and the potential influence of sulphur species 6 The influence of chloride on the corrosion of copper in aqueous sulphide solutions 7 Interactions between sulphide species and components of rust Section 3 - Role of microbial processes in sulphur-assisted corrosion 8 Experimental investigation of the impact of microbial activity on the corrosion resistance of candidate container materials vi Contents Section 4 - Modelling of corrosion 9 Reactive-transport modelling of the sulphide-assisted corrosion of copper nuclear waste canisters Section 5 - Panel discussion Sulphur-related issues in deep underground nuclear waste disposal systems


    Frank Druyts (Edited by) Damien Feron (Edited by) Bruno Kursten (Edited by)