building decontamination Articles

  • Hot Gas Decontamination

    Introduction: The process involves raising the temperature of the contaminated equipment or material to 260 °C (500 °F) for a specified period of time. The gas effluent from the material is treated in an afterburner system to destroy all volatilized contaminants. The method eliminates a waste that currently is stockpiled and requires disposal as a hazardous material. This method will permit ...

  • Case study - Department of energy and decommissioning and decontamination (D&D) sites

    Customers Include: Department of Energy National Labs: Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Security Technologies, Oakridge, Sandia, Savannah River Service/Product Companies: Energy Solutions, Safety & Ecology Corp. (SEC), Environmental Dimensions Inc., RADeco Applications Include: ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • PCB Decontamination Methods for Achieving TSCA Compliance During Facility Decommissioning Projects

    ABSTRACT Facility decommissioning projects often include an environmental component that involves the identification of chemicals and hazardous building materials used at the site, decontamination or abatement of those materials, and proper disposal. PCBs are one chemical hazard that may need to be addressed during the dismantling of older industrial facilities. The continued use and handling ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Demonstration of DeconGel at Oak Ridge National Laboratory building 2026

    Challenge In 2003 an area behind the hot cells in Building 2026 at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) was flooded with highly contaminated liquids when a liquid low level waste pipe became clogged. The main contaminants of concern are uranium and plutonium. Transferrable contamination levels are in the 1,000,000 disintegrations per minute range. The area is posted as an airborne ...


    By KT Chemicals, Inc.

  • Industrial furnace - US Government - Industrial furnace & thermal oxidizer with 2 heat exchangers

    The Problem The US Government had a need to decommission old bombs. They went to TVA, and TVA came to Epcon for a unique solution. There were 2 issues: Decontaminate the old shells What to do with the pollution In addition, because of the residual explosive charge in the bomb shells, it was imperative that the heating system was very safe, such ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Geostatistical Methodology For Waste Optimization Of Contaminated Premises

    Summary At the end of process equipment dismantling, the complete decontamination of nuclear facilities requires the radiological assessment of residual activity levels of building structures. As stated by the IAEA: “Segregation and characterization of contaminated materials are the key elements of waste minimization”. From this point of view, the set up of an ...


    By Geovariances

  • Child care center hazards result in New Jersey emergency legislation

    Exposure of children and staff in a Child Care/Day Care Center in New Jersey prompted Governor Corzine to introduce emergency legislation for Environmental Hazards. These environmental hazards include air emissions from nearby businesses as nail salons, dry cleaners, industrial facilities, chemical plants, and even trucking facilities. Further, contaminated drinking water and contaminated soil in ...

  • Microbiological degradation of pentane by immobilized cells of Arthrobacter sp.

    The increasing production of several plastics such as expanded polystyrene, widely used as packaging and building materials, has caused the release of considerable amounts of pentane employed as an expanding agent. Today many microorganisms are used to degrade hydrocarbons in order to minimize contamination caused by several industrial activities. The aim of our work was to identify a suitable ...


    By Springer

  • Mercury Removal from Nerve Gas Ton Container Rinse Waters

    IE was retained by a United States Army subcontractor to perform a process determination with analytical verification for the treatment of the rinse water from decontaminated nerve gas agents. The Pentagon Munitions Deconstruction Committee (PMDC) fully reviewed and approved the process developed. The wastewater was generated from the rinsing of 2,000-pound (ton) containers in a punch/drain/rinse ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Commercial Twin Alternating Water Softener, Nicaragua

    INTRODUCTION In July 2013, Pure Aqua designed and manufactured a commercial twin alternating water softener with 30” FRP tanks, 30” brine tank and Aquamatic valves for a major company in Nicaragua. Feed water to the softener was well water. Its purpose was to lower the hardness in the water to ...


    By Pure Aqua, Inc.

  • Manufacturing facility cleaning case study

    The Challenge A large Industrial manufacturing facility found that their process used to perform the necessary tasks was creating an undesirable accumulation of heavy metals dust throughout the entire plant. Not only was this a potential health risk to the plant workers, there was a structural and safety problem because the dust could spark and cause a fire or explosion. ...


    By Enviro-Vac Corp.

  • United States Virgin Islands

    Our firm was privileged to perform an indoor air quality related abatement that also had a historical context. This involved an adverse exposure to the Governor of the USVI at the Governor's residence in Catharineberg, St. Thomas. We determined that Stachybotrys and other toxigenic fungi were present in the residence as a result of water leaks from the roof and indirect effects from air ...


    By Indoor Air Solutions, Inc

  • RCRA Closure of Materials Disposal Area P, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Material Disposal Area P (MDA-P) is undergoing clean closure under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as regulated by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The MDA is located on the north-facing slope of Canyon de Valle, an ephemeral drainage in Technical Area 16 of the Laboratory. It was operated from 1950 to 1984 and received materials from the burning of high explosives ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Suggested Practice for Remediation of Highly Infectious Biological Agent Contamination in Indoor Environments

    Untitled Document PURPOSE This suggested practice describes those basic procedures to be followed, and precautions ...

  • Can towns near Japan`s Fukushima nuclear plant recover?

    A few signs of life are returning to this rural town made desolate by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four-and-a-half years ago: Carpenters bang on houses, an occasional delivery truck drives by and a noodle shop has opened to serve employees who have returned to Naraha's small town hall. But weeds cover the now rusty train tracks, there are no sounds of children and wild boars still roam around ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wastewater Metals Removal

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Wastewater Treatment Metals Removal Ton Nerve Gas Agent Container Rinse Waters ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Superfund Remediation: The Key to Land Reuse Case Study

    The technology is ready and, with state and federal tax credits waiting, the economics look better than ever: New Jersey, one of the first states to be industrialized, finds itself plagued with the contaminated aftermath of pre-EPA industries: soil contamination. From superfund sites to the gas station whose underground storage tank has been oozing for the last 20 years, every ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • MIOX bringing green tech to fracking

    Water purification firm MIOX Corp. is diving deep into the bowels of the oil and gas industry. The Albuquerque company, whose purification systems are used worldwide to clean water for municipalities and commercial businesses, will apply its technology for the first time to reduce toxicity and improve the efficiency of fluids that oil and gas companies use for hydraulic fracturing to crack open ...

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