Low permeability layer "BENTBALL®"

Ryutaro Wada, Kenji Yamaguchi, Yasunori Takeuchi, Junji Kumamoto, Hideo Komine, Hiroshi Nakanishi

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In underground nuclear waste disposal sites, bentonite clay is used as backfills or plugs to stop water leakage and ensure low permeability and nuclide adsorption. In this study, a new material (BENTBALL) developed by Kobe Steel to solve the problems which traditional bentonite has used in the execution is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72
Number of pages1
JournalR and D: Research and Development Kobe Steel Engineering Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys

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Wada, R., Yamaguchi, K., Takeuchi, Y., Kumamoto, J., Komine, H., & Nakanishi, H. (2003). Low permeability layer "BENTBALL®". R and D: Research and Development Kobe Steel Engineering Reports, 53(3), 72.