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The most important experiments

Since 1996, experiments have been carried out in the Mont Terri rock laboratory. The expansion of the laboratory in 2018/2019 allows us to carry out new experiments.

With this diagram you can identify the locations of the various experiments and below the description of each experiment.

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Experiments in underground rock laboratory Mont Terri 

 

BN: Bitumen-Nitrate-Clay Interaction

CD: Cyclic Deformations

CD-A: Influence of Humidity on the Cyclic and Long-Term Deformation Behavior of the Opalinus Clay

CL: CO2 Long-Term Periodic Injection 

CS-A: Well Leakage Simulation and Remediation 

CS-D: CO2 Injection and Direct Observation of Fluid Propagation

DR-B / DR-C / DR-D: Diffusion and Retention

EB: Engineered Barrier Emplacement 

FE:  Full-Scale Emplacement

FS-B: Fault Slip 

GT: Gas Transport

HE-E: Heating Experiment

HC: Hydrogeological Characterization of the Transition Opalinus Clay - Passwang Formation

HG-A: Gaspath Through Host Rock and Along Seal Sections

HS: Hydrogeology at the Boundaries of an Aquifuge Unit (Opalinus Clay)

HT: Hydrogen Transfer

IC-A: Iron Corrosion

MA-A: Microbial Activity

MB-A: Mine-By Experiment

MO: Monitoring Experiment

PF: Progressive Rock Mass Failure and Overbreak in Fault Zones

SM-C: Seismic Monitoring

SW-A: Large-Scale Sandwich Seal Experiment

TS: Tunneling Support Experiment