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Experimental evidence related to the interactions between steel corrosion and bentonite in deep geological repositories is reconsidered. The released Fe2+ interacts with the smectite and precipitates as Fe3+ when oxidised by residual immobile oxygen. This leads to the development of coloured fronts in the bentonite. The evolution of these fronts can be reproduced by a reactive transport model that takes account of the competition between diffusion and precipitation. Furthermore, two-phase flow modelling indicates that the consumption of water by the corrosion outpaces the diffusion of water through the bentonite, leading to shrinkage microfractures in bentonite that act as preferential pathways for corrosion products. Show more
Journal / seriesCorrosion Science
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SubjectC.Anaerobic corrosion; A.Carbon steel; C.Oxygen sorption; A.Bentonite; C. Hydrogen transport; B.Modelling studies
Organisational unit09593 - Angst, Ueli / Angst, Ueli
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