Microbiological characterisation of clay and borehole water at the Tournemire site for the “Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire” (the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety) (2004)

Microbiological characterisation of clay and borehole water at the Tournemire site for the “Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire” (the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety) (2004)

Goal: to identify the bacterial groups responsible for modifying the chemical composition of the interstitial water of the underground clay layers.

  • Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) count
  • Thiosulphate-reducing bacteria (TRB) count
  • Total viable facultative aero/anaerobic bacteria count
  • Total viable obligately and facultative anaerobic bacteria count
  • Measurement physical and chemical parameters