Electromagnetic mixed waste processing system for asbestos decontamination

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The overall objective of this three-phase program is to develop an integrated process for treating asbestos-containing material that is contaminated with radioactive and hazardous constituents. The integrated process will attempt to minimize processing and disposal costs. The objectives of Phase 1 were to establish the technical feasibility of asbestos decomposition, inorganic radionuclide nd heavy metal removal, and organic volatilization. Phase 1 resulted in the successful bench-scale demonstration of the elements required to develop a mixed waste treatment process for asbestos-containing material (ACM) contaminated with radioactive metals, heavy metals, and organics. Using the Phase 1 data, a conceptual process was developed. ... continued below

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Kasevich, R.S.; Vaux, W.; Ulerich, N. & Nocito, T. December 31, 1996.

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  • Kasevich, R.S.
  • Vaux, W. KAI Technologies, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (United States)
  • Ulerich, N. Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States). Science and Technology Center
  • Nocito, T. Ohio DSI Corporation, New York (New York)

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The overall objective of this three-phase program is to develop an integrated process for treating asbestos-containing material that is contaminated with radioactive and hazardous constituents. The integrated process will attempt to minimize processing and disposal costs. The objectives of Phase 1 were to establish the technical feasibility of asbestos decomposition, inorganic radionuclide nd heavy metal removal, and organic volatilization. Phase 1 resulted in the successful bench-scale demonstration of the elements required to develop a mixed waste treatment process for asbestos-containing material (ACM) contaminated with radioactive metals, heavy metals, and organics. Using the Phase 1 data, a conceptual process was developed. The Phase 2 program, currently in progress, is developing an integrated system design for ACM waste processing. The Phase 3 program will target demonstration of the mixed waste processing system at a DOE facility. The electromagnetic mixed waste processing system employs patented technologies to convert DOE asbestos to a non-hazardous, radionuclide-free, stable waste. The dry, contaminated asbestos is initially heated with radiofrequency energy to remove organic volatiles. Second,the radionuclides are removed by solvent extraction coupled with ion exchange solution treatment. Third, the ABCOV method converts the asbestos to an amorphous silica suspension at low temperature (100{degrees}C). Finally the amorphous silica is solidified for disposal.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052257

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  • Conference on industry partnerships to deploy environmental technology, Morgantown, WV (United States), 22-24 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97052257
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/29249--97/C0817
  • Report No.: CONF-9610231--15
  • Grant Number: AC21-94MC29249
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 492008
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683287

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Kasevich, R.S.; Vaux, W.; Ulerich, N. & Nocito, T. Electromagnetic mixed waste processing system for asbestos decontamination, article, December 31, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683287/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.