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Main Title Personnel Protection through Reconnaissance Robotics at Superfund Remedial Sites.
Author Frank, U.; Esposito, C.; Sullivan., D.;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/140;
Stock Number PB92-166743
Subjects Superfund; Robotics; Occupational safety and health; Air pollution monitoring; Hazardous materials; Waste management; Occupational exposure; Inhalation; Reconnaissance; Computer aided control systems; Robots; Remedial action; Site surveys; Environmental transport; Mitigation; Drums(Containers); Automatic control; Cleanup
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB92-166743 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/22/1992
Collation 6p
Abstract Investigation, mitigation, and clean-up of hazardous materials at Superfund sites normally require on-site workers to perform hazardous and sometimes potentially dangerous functions. Such functions include site surveys and the reconnaissance for airborne and buried toxic environmental contaminants. Workers conducting on-site air monitoring risk dermal, ocular and inhalation exposure to hazardous chemicals, while those performing excavations also risk in addition the potential exposure to fire, explosion, and other physical injury. EPA's current efforts to protect its workers and mitigate these risks include the use of robotic devices. Using robots offers the ultimate in personnel protection by removing the worker from the site of potential exposure. The paper describes the demonstration of a commercially-available robotic platform modified and equipped for air monitoring and the ongoing research for the development of a ground penetrating radar (GPR) system to detect buried chemical waste drums. These robotic devices can be ultimately routinely deployed in the field for the purpose of conducting inherently safe reconnaissance activities during Superfund/SARA remedial operations.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Air and Waste Management Association, v42 n3 p341-345 Mar 92. See also PB90-134164.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Category Codes 68C; 68G; 68A; 57U; 41C
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Control Number 216423458
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT