Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Capabilities

Funding agency: 
Department of Energy
09/01/2014 - 08:30 to 09/01/2017 - 08:30

This project is collaboration between scientists and engineers at Clemson University, University of South Carolina, and South Carolina State University. The experimental and modeling efforts of this project are guided by the overarching scientific question: What are the major molecular level chemical, biological, and microbial interactions that control the mobility of radionuclides in natural and engineered systems and how can these molecular and pore scale processes be properly defined and quantified for incorporation into larger scale, coupled experimental systems and reactive transport modeling efforts?

The project investigators at the University of South Carolina are Drs. Matta, Flora, Knight, Ziehl and Caicedo.  The overall project PI is Dr. Powell at Clemson University.

The SDII team is providing expertise in model updating and in the development of cyber-infrastructure for data management, curation and archival.