The BACCHUS backfill experiment at the Hades underground research facility at Mol, Belgium
BACCHUS (BACkfilling Control experiment for High level wastes in Underground Storage) is a large scale experiment which considers a compacted clay-based material around a heater implanted in the host clay in order to investigate the thermal behaviour of the Boom clay, as well as the thermal and hydraulic transfers through a highly compacted material. It was developed jointly with CEA/DRDD in Fontenay. Beside the experiment itself and its original design, material characterisation and instrumentation survey were important aspects in which considerable experience was gained. In this respect, specific sensors (thermal shock and time domain reflectometry probes) adapted to the particular experimental conditions were developed. In-situ investigations from the Hades facility ran from November 1988 (implementation in clay) to August 1990 (end of the 5 months heating phase).
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14155 EN (1992) 62 pp., FS, ECU 7.50
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4397-2
Record Number: 199211103 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en