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Development of the safety case knowledge base about the influence of microbial processes on geological disposal of radioactive wastes

Deliverables

Microbial activation due to addition of electron donors/acceptors in deep groundwaters

Report of microbial activation due to addition of electron donors/acceptors in deep groundwaters

Report of radionuclide speciation associated with degraded organic ILW

Report of radionuclide speciation associated with degraded organic ILW

Y3 Evaluation

Year three evaluation report on the experimentally and computationally observed and predicted microbial processes in WP1 and WP2

Interim report on deep gases and sulphur compounds

Interim report on deep gases and sulphur compounds as biogeochemical energy sources in crystalline rock

Sulphide production

Report on sulphide production: process model, limiting factors and concentrations

Final Integration and Evaluation report

Final synthesis report on the evaluation, abstraction and integration of experimentally and computationally observed and predicted microbial processes in WP1 and WP2

Implementers review board evaluation report

Implementers review board evaluation report

Microbial mobility in saturated bentonites of different density

Report on microbial mobility in saturated bentonites of different density

Effects of radiation and microbial degradation of ILW organic polymers

Report of effects of radiation and microbial degradation of ILW organic polymers

Methane generation in the Mt Terri URL and the underlying microbial processes

Report on methane generation in the Mt Terri URL and the underlying microbial processes

Synthesis of research into microbial processes affecting HLW EBS components

Synthesis of research into microbial processes affecting HLW EBS components

Conceptualization and Perception

Report on the impact of inclusion of microbiology on expert conceptualisation and public perception of geological disposal

Role of bentonite density on the rate of corrosion of carbon steel

Report on the role of bentonite density on the rate of corrosion of carbon steel under biotic and abiotic conditions

Data Management Plan (DMP)

Data Management Plan (DMP)

Microbial activity and the physical-chemical and transport properties of bentonite buffer

Report on microbial activity and the physical-chemical and transport properties of bentonite buffer

Microbial diversity in bentonite buffer of aged bentonite buffer experiment

Report of microbial diversity in bentonite buffer of aged bentonite buffer experiment

Website

Website

Publication Plan – project results in high quality journals

Publication Plan – Project results in high quality journals

Radiation and microbial degradation of bitumen

Report on radiation and microbial degradation of bitumen

Risk Communication

Intermediate report on guidelines for risk communication within the DEP

Anaerobic microbial corrosion of canister material

Report on anaerobic microbial corrosion of canister material in crystalline water and in near-field environment (bentonite and granite)

Y1 Evaluation

Year one evaluation report on the experimentally and computationally observed and predicted microbial processes in WP1 and WP2

Threshold densities

Report on threshold densities for three commercial bentonites, including the FEBEX buffer, above which microbial activity including sulphide-producing activity is practically inhibited under specific clay properties such as pore space, transport rates, organic matter and sulphate content, hydrogen and organic availability and temperature

Microbial diversity in aged bentonite

Report on microbial diversity in aged bentonite samples from JU facility. Comparison of bacterial communities from bentonite aged under different temperature and pressure conditions. Mineralogy and chemical characterization of aged bentonites will be included.

Survival of microorganisms in bentonite subjected to different levels of irradiation and pressure

Report on survival of microorganisms in bentonite subjected to different levels of irradiation temperature and pressure

Concrete stability

Report of the effect from microbial activity on pH, Eh and concrete stability at interfaces between concrete structures and backfill materials

Review of organic wastes and their biodegradation under ILW repository conditions

Review of organic wastes and their biodegradation under ILW repository conditions

Y2 Evaluation

Year two evaluation report on the experimentally and computationally observed and predicted microbial processes in WP1 and WP2

Relevant metabolic processes and limits on chemical conditions leading to methane generation in LLW and ILW

Report on relevant microbial metabolic processes and limits on chemical conditions leading to methane generation in LLW and ILW

Cement deterioration boundaries

Report on boundary conditions of microbial processes affecting the integrity of cementitious materials in the presence of either or both (bentonite) backfill and host rock water with microbial inocula

Rate of corrosion of carbon steel in bentonite under biotic and abiotic conditions

Report on the rate of corrosion of carbon steel in bentonite under biotic and abiotic conditions

Modelling of microbial processes relevant to ILW disposal

Report on modelling of microbial processes relevant to ILW disposal

E&T package

Modular microbiology education and training package that can be readily adapted and/or implemented in existing training material and PetrusIII training programs and that is in line with the Bologna principle and Copenhagen process.

Microscopy and element mapping characterization studies of radionuclide microbe organic interactions

Report on microscopy studies of radionuclide microbe organic interactions

Evolution of stress in biotic and abiotic clay flow cells

Preliminary report on evolution of stress in biotic and abiotic clay flow cells

Design, set up and operation of experimental equipment

Design, set up and operation of experimental equipment

Long-term stability of bentonite in the presence of microorganisms

Report on microbially influenced long-term changes in bentonite mineralogy.

Inventory of reducing gases

Data report on the inventory of reducing gases in host rock and their transport rates to groundwater and microbial ecosystems. The work will be presented as a report and eventually published.

Synthesis of research into biologically mediated ILW waste degradation and waste form behaviour

Synthesis of research into biologically mediated ILW waste degradation and waste form behaviour

Project presentation

Project presentation. Nature, scope, activities and expected results of the project.

Preparation and publication pd project summary

Preparation and publication of project summary

Publications

Short abstract from the second Project Annual Meeting (PAM2) in Prague 2017

Author(s): The MIND project
Published in: MIND Project Annual Meeting 2 Short Abstracts Prague May 3-5 2017, 2017

MIND Project Annual Meeting 3 Short Abstracts Lausanne, May 7-9 2018

Author(s): The MIND project
Published in: MIND Project Annual Meeting 3, Short Abstracts, 2018

Long-termexperiment with compacted bentonite

Author(s): M. Vikman, M. Matusewicz, E. Sohlberg, H. Miettinen, J. Järvinen, A. Itälä, P. Rajala, M. Raulio, M. Itävaara, A. Muurinen, M. Tiljander, M. Olin
Published in: 2018

MIND Project Annual Meeting 1 Extended Abstracts Granada May 2-4

Author(s): The MIND project
Published in: MIND Project Annual Meeting 1 Extended Abstracts Granada May 2-4, 2016

Arbeitsbericht NAB 16-015 FEBEX DP Microbiological report

Author(s): A. Bengtsson, A. Blom, T. Taborowski, A. Schippers, J. Edlund, B. Kalinowski, K. Pedersen
Published in: Nagra reports, Issue NAB 16-015, 2017

Stenotrophomonas bentonitica sp. nov., isolated from bentonite formations

Author(s): Iván Sánchez-Castro, Miguel Angel Ruiz-Fresneda, Mohammed Bakkali, Peter Kämpfer, Stefanie P. Glaeser, Hans Jürgen Busse, Margarita López-Fernández, Pablo Martínez-Rodríguez, Mohamed Larbi Merroun
Published in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Issue 67/8, 2017, Page(s) 2779-2786, ISSN 1466-5026
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002016

Influence of riboflavin on the reduction of radionuclides by Shewanella oneidenis MR-1

Author(s): Andrea Cherkouk, Gareth T. W. Law, Athanasios Rizoulis, Katie Law, Joanna C. Renshaw, Katherine Morris, Francis R. Livens, Jonathan R. Lloyd
Published in: Dalton Transactions, Issue 45/12, 2016, Page(s) 5030-5037, ISSN 1477-9226
DOI: 10.1039/c4dt02929a

The anaerobic corrosion of carbon steel in compacted bentonite exposed to natural Opalinus Clay porewater containing native microbial populations

Author(s): N. R. Smart, B. Reddy, A. P. Rance, D. J. Nixon, M. Frutschi, R. Bernier-Latmani, N. Diomidis
Published in: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Issue 52/sup1, 2017, Page(s) 101-112, ISSN 1478-422X
DOI: 10.1080/1478422x.2017.1315233

Draft Genome Sequence of Stenotrophomonas bentonitica BII-R7 T , a Selenite-Reducing Bacterium Isolated from Spanish Bentonites

Author(s): Iván Sánchez-Castro, Mohammed Bakkali, Mohamed L. Merroun
Published in: Genome Announcements, Issue 5/31, 2017, ISSN 2169-8287
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00719-17

The biogeochemistry of gas generation from low-level nuclear waste: Modelling after 18 years study under in situ conditions

Author(s): Joe S. Small, Mikko Nykyri, Minna Vikman, Merja Itävaara, Liisa Heikinheimo
Published in: Applied Geochemistry, Issue 84, 2017, Page(s) 360-372, ISSN 0883-2927
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.07.012

Green synthesis and biotransformation of amorphous Se nanospheres to trigonal 1D Se nanostructures: impact on Se mobility within the concept of radioactive waste disposal

Author(s): Miguel A. Ruiz Fresneda, Josemaría Delgado Martín, Jaime Gómez Bolívar, María V. Fernández Cantos, Germán Bosch-Estévez, Marcos F. Martínez Moreno, Mohamed L. Merroun
Published in: Environmental Science: Nano, Issue 5/9, 2018, Page(s) 2103-2116, ISSN 2051-8153
DOI: 10.1039/C8EN00221E

Nitrate and nitrite reduction at high pH in a cementitious environment by a microbial microcosm

Author(s): Nadège Durban, Yan Rafrafi, Athanasios Rizoulis, Achim Albrecht, Jean-Charles Robinet, Jonathan R. Lloyd, Alexandra Bertron, Benjamin Erable
Published in: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Issue 134, 2018, Page(s) 93-102, ISSN 0964-8305
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2018.08.009

The biogeochemical fate of nickel during microbial ISA degradation; implications for nuclear waste disposal

Author(s): Gina Kuippers, Christopher Boothman, Heath Bagshaw, Michael Ward, Rebecca Beard, Nicholas Bryan, Jonathan R. Lloyd
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26963-8

Anaerobacillus isosaccharinicus sp. nov., an alkaliphilic bacterium which degrades isosaccharinic acid

Author(s): Naji M. Bassil, Jonathan R. Lloyd
Published in: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2018, ISSN 1466-5026
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.002721

Draft genome sequences of four alkaliphilic bacteria belonging to the Anaerobacillus genus

Author(s): Bassil NM, Lloyd JR
Published in: Genome Announcements, American Society for Microbiology, 2016, ISSN 2169-8287

Acetate Activates Deep Subsurface Fracture Fluid Microbial Communities in Olkiluoto, Finland

Author(s): Hanna Miettinen, Malin Bomberg, Minna Vikman
Published in: Geosciences, Issue 8/11, 2018, Page(s) 399, ISSN 2076-3263
DOI: 10.3390/geosciences8110399

Additives in Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride Fuel Microbial Nitrate Reduction at High pH: Implications for Nuclear Waste Disposal

Author(s): Sophie L. Nixon, Bart E. van Dongen, Chris Boothman, Joe S. Small, Jonathan R. Lloyd
Published in: Frontiers in Environmental Science, Issue 6, 2018, ISSN 2296-665X
DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00097

Response of bentonite microbial communities to stresses relevant to geodisposal of radioactive waste

Author(s): Haydn M. Haynes, Carolyn I. Pearce, Chris Boothman, Jonathan R. Lloyd
Published in: Chemical Geology, Issue 501, 2018, Page(s) 58-67, ISSN 0009-2541
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.10.004

Mobility and reactivity of sulphide in bentonite clays – Implications for engineered bentonite barriers in geological repositories for radioactive wastes

Author(s): Karsten Pedersen, Andreas Bengtsson, Anders Blom, Linda Johansson, Trevor Taborowski
Published in: Applied Clay Science, Issue 146, 2017, Page(s) 495-502, ISSN 0169-1317
DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2017.07.003

The effect of caesium ions on a natural anaerobic microbial community.

Author(s): R. Shrestha J. Steinová T. Černousek J. Kokinda R. Hadrová H. Kovárová A. Ševců
Published in: Waste Forum, 2018 Issue 2, p.140-145, Issue ISSN 1804-0195, 2018, Page(s) p. 140-145

Influence of microorganisms on degradation products of gamma irradiated organic radioactive wastes – preliminary results

Author(s): R. Shrestha J. Steinová T. Černousek P. Hrabák P. Polívka H. Vánová
Published in: The Waste Management Forum, 2017

Characterization of microbial communities in raw and homogenized bentonite samples

Author(s): R. Shrestha J. Steinová L. Falteisek D. Vlková A. Ševců
Published in: TUDelft, Issue Part 2, 2nd Petrus-OPERA PhD and early stage researcher conference 2016, 2016