Table 1

Loss of smectite by advective flow (from Neretnieks et al., 2009; reproduced with permission).

Water velocity (m/y)Smectite release for a 1 mm fracture aperture (g/y)Penetration into the fracture at the center (m)
0.101134.6
0.321618.5
0.952611.5
3.15427.0
31.51172.0
3152920.5