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Radionuclide contamination of moist soil in the vicinity of nuclear waste repository site

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.03.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Energy engineering   

Code Science Field
T160  Technological sciences  Nuclear engineering and technology 
T270  Technological sciences  Environmental technology, pollution control 
contamination, radionuclides, soil, moist, dielectric spektroscopy, irradiation, anomalous diffusion of particles
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  01048  PhD Bruno Cvikl  Physics  Researcher  2004 - 2007  215 
2.  11343  PhD Renata Jecl  Hydrology  Researcher  2004 - 2007  219 
3.  15413  PhD Dean Korošak  Physics  Head  2004 - 2007  232 
4.  24347  PhD Janja Kramer Stajnko  Mechanics  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  181 
5.  18152  PhD Marko Pinterič  Physics  Researcher  2004  108 
6.  21550  PhD Anita Prapotnik Brdnik  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2007  83 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0797  University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture  Maribor  5089638011  12,918 
Safety and environmental issuses are key factors in present efforts for determination of nuclear waste repository site in Republic of Slovenia. The soil in the vicinity of the repository site can become contaminated also through transport of moist in soil therefore the knowledge and application of complementary experimental methods of contamination detection is of paramount importance. In the proposed project the level and influence of contamination of moist soil is studied measuring the frequency dependent dielectric properties. The measurements will be carried out on standard kaolinit test samples by comparison of laboratory stored samples, the ones placed in the vicinity of the temporary repository site in Brinje and the samples irradiated in nuclear reactor Triga in order to calibrate the experimental method. Based on this comparison the key parameters of the dielectric response that define the level of contamination will be determined. The in situ measurements of the soil samples from the vicinity of the disposal site will be compared to the developed model of the dielectric response based on anomalous diffusion of particles, and to the numerical simulations of particle transport through moist porous matter.
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