site 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 ...

  • Decontamination showers for the pharmaceutical industry

    Removing contamination from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is part of the daily routine for many workers in the pharmaceutical industry. They shower when leaving laboratories, production or packing areas to prevent the escape of potentially harmful contaminants. In some instances, they may even shower before entering production areas to avoid contaminating vulnerable processes. Hughes has a ...


    By Hughes Safety Showers

  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Water decontamination by silver and copper montmorillonite

    Several bactericide inorganic materials have been used for the purification of water with varying success. The characterisation of the incorporation of Ag or Cu cations in montmorillonite (MMT) clay, to obtain a bactericide material against E. coli, indicated that both outer and interlayer surfaces act as adsorption sites of AgO and Ag2O or CuO, respectively. The Ag–exchanged ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FAST-ACT Chemical hazard containment and neutralization system - Technical Report

    ABSTRACT FAST-ACT is a proprietary formulation of non-toxic high-performance specialty materials effective at neutralizing a wide range of toxic chemicals with the added capability to destroy chemical warfare agents. The FAST-ACT formulation is non-flammable, non-corrosive, and significantly reduces both liquid and vapor hazards. Since the dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Decontamination - Case Study

    Customers Include: Nuclear Power Plants: Perry, Ontario Power Generation, Peach Bottom, Savanna River, etc. Service/Product Providers: Alaron, RADeco, UniTech Applications Include: Decontamination of waxed concrete and painted diamond plate, with DFs of 100 percent in a single pass on surfaces with 100-200k dpm/100 cm2 ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Evaluation of geomembrane, amended soil and composite liner system as lining materials for chromium decontamination in landfill site

    A comprehensive laboratory and field–scale study was performed to explore the efficacies of geomembrane, amended soil liner material and composite liner packs for using as containment liner systems for attenuating chromium transport emanating from a chrome laden solid waste disposal site. Soil samples were collected from the site and were admixed with different amended materials, such as rice ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Case study - Ivey-sol tank decontamination and vessel cleaning

    The refining and hydrocarbon processing industry is ready for the new wave of vessel cleaning technology. Ivey-sol is a new patented product that greatly reduces downtime and improves overall safety while providing immediate cost savings for any tank cleaning process. Ivey-sol8 is non-toxic: non-corrosive, non-hazardous, 100% biodegradable and also non-skin sensitizing. Ivey-sol is simply mixed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Decontamination of a natural multicomponent aqueous liquid waste by titania photocatalysis

    The aerobic photocatalytic degradation of municipal dump-site leachate at 300 K has been carried out in a pilot-scale bubble column reactor. The leachate feed is a complex mixture of various organics and nitrogenous compounds. Runs were performed over a 48-hour period at atmospheric pressure. Compositional analysis of aliquots from the reactor revealed simultaneous total organic carbon removal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Surface Decontamination of PCBs (PCB-laden oil) by DeconGel 1101 and 1102

    Abstract Field testing aboard the USS Missouri maritime museum vessel showed that excellent surface decontamination was achieved by applying DeconGel™ 1102 onto contaminated surfaces, resulting in encapsulation of PCB contaminant by DeconGel's active components. For all contaminated surfaces tested, EPA PCB limit standards (Regulations 761.79, 761.123) of < 10 ug/100 cm2 were ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • Using On-Site Biological Methods to Clean Up Soil

    Decontamination companies and researchers in France are working to restore polluted soil using treatments that range from biological methods to soil washing and incineration. The problem of polluted soil was dramatically illustrated prior to construction of the Stade de France soccer stadium built for the 1998 World Cup. The location of the site, on industrial wasteland just north of Paris, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Radiological Evaluation of contaminated sites and soils VEgAS: an expertise and investigating vehicle

    Summary 1- Fontenay-Aux-Roses CEA Clean-up methodology For the denuclearisation of the first French nuclear research centre (CEA), the centre of Fontenay-aux-Roses started developing in 1999 a clean-up methodology to rehabilitate places that have been contaminated by radioactive materials. The structure of this methodology is comparable to the one that the ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Geostatistics for radio-contaminated site characterization - Methods and case studies

    Radiological characterization for decommissioning of nuclear sites and facilities is a key issue for the global success of such industrial projects, which imposes an efficient control of radiological hazards, cost estimation, planning and waste management. A large range of evaluation objectives co-exist during a decommissioning and dismantling (D&D) project: doubt removal, identification of ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • Case Study: Arjo Wiggins Factory Site, North Hykeham

    In January 2000, Blackwell were appointed as the main contractor for the remediation of an industrial site in Lincolnshire. The site was formerly used in the manufacture of thermal papers, had become contaminated with metalliferous mercy, zinc and asbestos. Site remediation was primarily driven by high ground water vulnerability. Following a comprehensive option study, volume reduction by Soils ...

  • Radioactive waste management technologies used in rehabilitation of radioactively contaminated facilities and areas at the RRC 'Kurchatov Institute' site

    Activities on rehabilitation of eleven temporary radwaste repositories are currently underway at the RRC 'Kurchatov Institute'. Technologies used for exploratory drilling of repositories, their radiation survey, cleaning fill-up soil from the repository ceilings and opening the ceilings, RW extraction, sorting and packing in containers are presented. The radiation situation at the repository site ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of the RODOS system for off-site emergency management after nuclear and radiological accidents and its enhancement under the EURANOS project

    Under the auspices of its Euratom Research Framework Programmes, the European Commission (EC) has supported the development of the RODOS (Real-time On-line DecisiOn Support) system for off-site emergency management after nuclear accidents. The current version of the system has been, or is being, installed in many national emergency centres. RODOS provides coherent support at all stages of an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is Environmental Restoration?

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration Program directs the assessment and cleanup of inactive sites and surplus facilities contaminated from previous defense and non-defense-related programs. All cleanup activities must comply with federal, state, Indian Nation, and local laws and regulations. In completing environmental restoration activities, DOE is committed to ...

  • Ex Situ Thermal Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of ex situ treatments is that they generally require shorter time periods, and there is more certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the ability to screen, homogenize, and continuously mix the soils. Ex situ processes, however, require excavation of soils leading to increased costs and engineering for equipment, possible permitting, and materials handling worker ...

  • Demilitarization of nitrocellulose propellant case study

    Engagement Details Client: Department of the Army Site: Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (“AAP”), Indiana Task: Dissolution and neutralization of nitrocellulose (“NC”) propellant Date: October 2010 Situation Indiana AAP is comprised of 10,649 acres and has been in operation since 1941. The facilities produced large ...


    By Planteco, Inc

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