This report reviews the factors affecting the durability of concrete containers and the impact of varying environmental conditions. This work is intended to support RWM in a number of areas, including the assessment of waste management solutions for ILW, and the use of cementitious packages. The report also identifies potential design requirements for interim stores and the GDF (e.g. environmental conditions in open vaults) considering the factors likely to affect the durability of concrete containers. This project aims to improve understanding of the durability of concrete waste containers when they are transported, during their surface storage, and during the GDF operational and post-closure periods The period following backfilling, when there are large changes to the environmental conditions (including temperature, RH or saturation state, and redox state), is explicitly considered, in addition to the longer-term post-closure period.
|Number of pages
|Published - Mar 2019
|MoE publication type
|D4 Published development or research report or study