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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Vernon R. Schaefer
The scope of this study was to determine the permeability of various bentonite and bentonite/ additive combinations to identify an optimal borehole sealant. An initial phase of the project which showed bentonite without the addition of additives produced low permeability values; the thermal conductivity values were not acceptable. Additives were then selected to increase the thermal conductivity of the mixtures while maintaining low permeability. This project was part of a larger project investigating the thermal performance of various bentonite grout mixtures.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Bentonite -- Permeability
Bentonite -- Thermal properties
South Dakota State University
Herman, Mark Alan, "Permeability of Bentonite and Bentonite Based Backfills" (1993). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5983.