Co-supervisor of Doctoral Thesis

Siitari-Kauppi, M. (Supervisor)

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis


The behaviour of bentonite in alternating groundwater conditions has been recently under discussion. The main component of bentonite is montmorillonite. The favourable properties of bentonite for nuclear waste disposal, like high swelling capacity and high cation exchange capacity are greatly based on the properties of montmorillonite. However, most of the process studies done so far have concentrated on bentonite, which has contained also accessory minerals. The presence of accessory minerals complicates substantially the interpretation of analysed data.

in collaboration with Technical research centre of Finland KYT2010 and KYT2014 project

Title of thesis: Behaviour of Montmorillonite in the spent nuclear fuel repository conditions
Period1 Aug 2008 → …
ExamineeEmmi Myllykylä
Examination held atUniversity of Helsinki