Influence of biofilms on transport of fluids in subsurface granitic environments : some mineralogical and petrographical observations of materials from column experiments
Coombs, Patricia; West, Julia; Wagner, Doris; Turner, Gren; Noy, David; Milodowski, Antoni; Lacinska, Alicja; Harrison, Heather; Bateman, Keith. 2008 Influence of biofilms on transport of fluids in subsurface granitic environments : some mineralogical and petrographical observations of materials from column experiments. Mineralogical Magazine, 72 (1). 393-397. 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.1.393Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Landfill and radioactive waste disposal risk assessments focus on contaminant transport and are principally concerned with understanding the movement of gas, water and solutes through engineered barriers and natural groundwater systems. However, microbiological activity can impact on transport processes changing the chemical and physical characteristics of the subsurface environment. Such effects are generally caused by biofilms attached to rock surfaces. This paper will present some mineralogical and petrographical observations of materials extracted at the completion of an experimental column study which examined the influences of biofilm growth on groundwater flow through crushed diorite from the Äspö Hard Rock Underground Research Laboratory, Sweden.
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2008 > Environment and Health|
|Additional Keywords:||Microbiology, Mineralogy, Petrography, Groundwater flow, Sweden|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||18 Aug 2008 10:18|
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