Navigation Links
Virtual lab for nuclear waste repository research
Date:3/13/2014

The nuclear power phaseout in Germany is a done deal and is supposed to be finalized by 2022 at the latest. Where should the radioactive waste produced be put, though? Suitable sites for nuclear waste repositories have to be found as quickly as possible. This is not easy, though since waste is required to be sealed off from the biosphere for one million years. A potential site's real suitability as a nuclear waste repository can only be analyzed once such a repository has been designed, planned and studied together with its equipment modules. Various physical and chemical processes, which are very complex and interact, take place in a nuclear waste repository the rock may be heated by the waste stored and gases may develop. Until now, researchers have studied such processes in underground laboratories such as the ones in Mont Terri in Switzerland or in sp in Sweden as well as in France and Belgium. Time and again, German researchers have to pack their bags and travel to the underground laboratories for their experiments where they test the quality of sealing systems for instance. The period of a study is limited, though, because none of these tests can be conducted for more than a few years.

Laying out and studying deep geological repositories virtually

The most important nuclear waste repository research organizations the Gesellschaft fr Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit GRS, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources BGR and DBE Technology GmbH therefore need to supplement real underground laboratories. They contracted researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg the world's first virtual underground laboratory, VIRTUS. A software platform is the virtual underground laboratory's central component. It realistically represents all of the conditions there, whether the types of rocks in the soil or the physical or chemical processes that take place in a deep geological
'/>"/>

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Masik
steffen.masik@iff.fraunhofer.de
49-391-409-0127
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline
2. Can a virtual brain replace lab rats?
3. Researchers hit virtual heads to make safer games
4. Virtual skin model reveals secrets of skin aging
5. Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest
6. Virtual patient advocate delivers preconception care to improve pregnancy outcomes
7. Virtual, squishy creatures evolve to run using evolutionary algorithms
8. Virtual vehicle vibrations
9. UT Dallas researchers pushing the boundaries of virtual reality
10. Virtual women reveal more skin, regardless of body proportions
11. U of M to lead international virtual institute studying climatic and human effects on Earth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Virtual lab for nuclear waste repository research
(Date:4/14/2015)... 2015  HYPR Corp. today announced it has ... Alliance tm , an industry consortium transforming online ... share technology and collaborate to deliver open specifications ... secure and private, and easier to use. ... protects sensitive user information and eliminates the dependency ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... -- higi, a leading cloud-based consumer engagement platform that provides ... their communities around health and wellness, announced today the ... ... convenient vehicle to receive validated health information from consumers. ... API will allow higi,s trusted partners, on a user ...
(Date:4/8/2015)... , April 8, 2015  Infinisource, a ... and services, and Morpho, a leading supplier of ... to produce the market,s most advanced biometrically-enabled time ... iSolved NXG time clock is setting a bold, ... labor data for the small and mid-size employer. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 2iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy due to Morpho Biometrics 3
... as a folk remedy, but now scientists from Britain and ... as a treatment for herpes. The team,s findings, published in ... between two teams to established scientific evidence for traditional medicines. ... across mainland Europe and Asia. From the Middle Ages onwards ...
... OAK RIDGE, Tenn, Feb. 22, 2011 -- A theoretical ... National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results ... ORNL,s Jeremy Smith collaborated on devising a method -- ... experiments and computer simulations to strengthen analyses of molecules ...
... Conservation Society (WCS) working in conjunction with the Turtle ... from around the world some of which currently ... hunting for both food and the pet trade along ... in the next decade unless drastic conservation measures are ...
Cached Biology News:Old folk remedy revived: How tansy may be a treatment for herpes 2'Fingerprints' match molecular simulations with reality 2Shellshock: New report lists 25 most endangered turtle species 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015   St. Jude Children,s ... better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that ... were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. The ... Nature Methods . The tool is ... Segmentation by Regression Tree in Next Generation Sequencing. ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... May 4, 2015  Tikcro Technologies Ltd. (OTCQB: TIKRF) ... on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December ... ("SEC"). The annual report on Form 20-F contains information ... in the area of cancer immune checkpoints. This project ... high specificity and binding in targeting certain identified immune ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Fluorinov ... to announce the appointment of Dr. Roger J ... experience guiding biotech companies in matters including corporate ... leadership team and adds significant regulatory expertise as ... Dr. Garceau brings 30 years of pharmaceutical development ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX) ... independent team of researchers from South ... (TB4) plays an important role in accelerating the ... an experimental mouse model, by promoting blood vessel ... dermal tissue.  The research found that the underlying ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 2Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 3Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 4Tikcro Technologies Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2014 2Roger J Garceau joins Fluorinov board, adds clinical expertise to bromodomain program and oncology pipeline 2Roger J Garceau joins Fluorinov board, adds clinical expertise to bromodomain program and oncology pipeline 3Researchers Report that Thymosin B4 has a Major Role in Dermal Burn Wound Healing 2Researchers Report that Thymosin B4 has a Major Role in Dermal Burn Wound Healing 3
... on Business Expected -, HOUSTON, Sept. 15 ... on an initial assessment, its corporate,headquarters in Houston, ... Hurricane,Ike., However, the facility could remain without ... currently operating out of its disaster recovery,facility., ...
... Medical Corporation,(OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer ... conference call on Thursday, September,25, 2008, at 4:00 ... operating,performance for its fiscal year ended June 30, ... and marketing activities., Corgenix invites all those ...
... an emerging biotech,company focused on developing novel ... demonstrating that its enzyme,replacement therapy (ERT) for ... been severely weakened by the disease. Earlier ... ENB-0040, significantly,increases survival and prevents bone hypomineralization ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cyberonics Provides Update on Business Operations Following Hurricane Ike 2Cyberonics Provides Update on Business Operations Following Hurricane Ike 3Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice 2Enobia Pharma Presents PreClinical Data Showing ENB-0040 Significantly Improved Survival and Healed Skeletal Manifestations of Severe Hypophosphatasia in Mice 3
Mouse monoclonal [4i144] to HLA Class II DQ1 7 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length protein (Human): HLA Class 2 Antigen DQ1,7....
ASCIZ...
Goat polyclonal to CHMP5 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: C-NKDGVLVDEFGLPQ, corresponding to C terminal amino acids 202-215 of Human CHMP5 Entrez GeneID: ...
...
Biology Products: