SharePoint
Aide
IRSN, Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire

Search our site :

ok

Contact us :

ok
En Fr

Enhancing Nuclear Safety


Research

Publications

Morphological and chemical features of a kerogen from the underground Mol laboratory (Boom Clay Formation, Oligocene, Belgium): structure, source organisms and formation pathways.

Deniau, I; Derenne, S; Beaucaire, C; Pitsch, H; Largeau, C ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY, 32: (11) 1343-1356.

Document type > *Article de revue

Keywords > argillaceous environment, underground laboratory

Research Unit > IRSN/DEI/SARG/BEHRIG

Authors > PITSCH Helmut

Publication Date > 01/01/2001

Summary

The Boom Clay Formation (Belgium, Oligocene) has been selected as a model site for studying the long-term disposal of nuclear waste. Upon disposal, the insoluble organic matter (kerogen) contained in the formation will undergo thermal stress and could thus generate some soluble compounds which may have complexing properties with respect to radionuclides and/or modify the physico-chemical features of the clay. As the first part of a larger study dealing with the efficiency of such a geological barrier. a kerogen from the Boom Clay Formation, collected in the underground laboratory of Mol (Belgium), was examined for its chemical structure, source organisms and formation pathways, via a combination of spectroscopic, microscopic and pyrolytic methods.
Send Print

More information


Close

Send to a friend

The information you provide in this page are single use only and will not be saved.
* Required fields

Recipient's email:*  

Sign with your name:* 

Type your email address:*   

Add a message :

Do you want to receive a copy of this email?

Send

Cancel

Close

WP_IMPRIMER_TITLE

WP_IMPRIMER_MESSAGE

Back

Ok