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Dual-porosity analysis of conservative tracer testing in saturated volcanic rocks at Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts

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DOI: 10.1016/S0148-9062(97)00183-6

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Abstract

A radially convergent conservative tracer injection test was conducted between boreholes UE-25 #2 and UE-25 c #3 of the C-hole complex at Yucca Mountain to determine effective porosity and longitudinal dispersivity. Approximately 47% of the tracer mass was recovered and a dual-porosity analytical model replicates the breakthrough curve. Fractured-rock analyses focus on the fracture-porosity and geometry as the controlling factors in transport.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Dual-porosity analysis of conservative tracer testing in saturated volcanic rocks at Yucca Mountain in Nye County, Nevada
Series title:
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts
DOI:
10.1016/S0148-9062(97)00183-6
Volume
34
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier Sci Ltd
Publisher location:
Exeter, United Kingdom
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
486
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1997 36th US Rock Mechanics ISRM International Symposium
Conference Location:
New York, NY, USA
Conference Date:
29 June 1997 through 2 July 1997