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Hydrogen concentration monitoring in subsoil air on tectonic faults on the territory adjacent to NPP

3/28/2016 2016 - #02 Environmental aspects of nuclear power

Ignatenko G.K. Gremchenko P.I. Glushkov Yu.M.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2016.2.16

UDC: 621.039.58:504; 622.502

Presented degassing process by tectonic fractures, the yield of hydrogen and its management as one of the indicators of geodynamics, more information base for monitoring of geodynamic and karst-suffosion processes and seismic monitoring of critical facilities, industrial and civil values in the platform areas.

Thanks to recently developed a portable hydrogen gas analyzers has become possible to use hydrogen as a tracer to determine the place of deep exhalation of fluids on the ground , thereby to control the dynamics of geodynamic processes like suffosion - karst and seismic activity, complementing the seismological monitoring of information.

Some of the benefits of monitoring the hydrogen concentration to assess the seismic and geodynamic conditions of the area of placement and operation of nuclear power sites.

As the object of field research area of Kalinin NPP was used, where according to the geological work identified tectonic fault.

Intended purpose of works on monitoring of the geological environment is the addition of information that characterizes the dynamics of exogenous geological processes in natural and anthropogenic influence of disturbed conditions in the areas of geological faults.

In the area of geodynamic active zone associated with a deep fault in the accommodation area of Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant marked the activity of karst and suffusion processes lineament zones of increased fracturing of rocks, form a ring structure subsidence, changes in the landscape structure dynamics.The results of field measurements of subsurface hydrogen concentration along the route perpendicular to the tectonic fault lines. It is shown that the concentration of hydrogen in the subsurface zone of tectonic fault takes extreme values, indicating that the activation of the geodynamic setting.

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degassing suffosionkarst processes seismological monitoring fluids hydrogen concentration nuclear power weak seismicity