Nagra/PSI Chemical Thermodynamic Data Base 01/01

W. Hummel, U. Berner, E. Curti, F. J. Pearson, T. Thoenen
2002 Radiochimica Acta  
SummaryThe Nagra/PSI Chemical Thermodynamic Data Base has been updated to support performance assessments of the planned Swiss repositories for radioactive waste. The update from version 05/92 to 01/01 involved major revisions for most of the actinides and fission products. Altogether, more than 70% of the database contents have been revised. Data for U, Np, Pu, Am and Tc recommended by the NEA TDB project were considered in the update. Thermodynamic data for Th, Sn, Eu, Pd, Al, and solubility
more » ... Al, and solubility and metal complexation of sulphides and silicates were extensively reviewed. Data for Zr, Ni and Se were examined less rigorously as these elements are currently being reviewed in phase II of the NEA TDB project. Our experiences from this two year team effort can be summarised as follows. Detailed in-house reviews and critical appraisal of NEA recommendations greatly improved the chemical consistency and quality of the selected data. On the other hand, we could discern major gaps in the data, especially missing carbonate complexes. In some systems,
doi:10.1524/ract.2002.90.9-11_2002.805 fatcat:x2fhpqbhinelzj7b57rkhxv7ce