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Main Title Co-existing with asbestos : a look at the engineering research program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency /
Author Wilmoth, Roger C. ; Hollett, B. A. ; McCarthy, W. N.
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Hollett, Bruce A.
McCarthy, William N.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/004
Stock Number PB92-139419
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Air pollution abatement ; Buildings ; Air pollution control ; Concentration(Composition) ; Construction materials ; Vacuum ; Ceramic tiles ; Transmission electron microscopy ; Air pollution sampling ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Demolition ; Graphs(Charts) ; Performance evaluation ; Reprints ; Indoor air pollution ; High efficiency particulate air filters
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NTIS  PB92-139419 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 22 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses the strategy, accomplishments and current direction of a highly experienced engineering-control effort incorporating diversified monitoring and advanced analytical instrumentation directed primarily towards eliminating airborne asbestos emissions in buildings. The paper draws from ten years of field monitoring, release episodes and abatement failures and successes. The advantages as well as certain disadvantages of using the Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for clearance after an abatement action is addressed as is the effectiveness and usefulness of visual inspection to reduce both the cost of TEM analysis and the effectiveness of the removal process. On-site performance evaluations of 'negative-air' High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) cleaners required in abatement operations have provided interesting findings, as has the long-term effectiveness (of non-contaminated air) for various ACM (asbestos-containing materials) removals. Operation and maintenance practices are critiqued based on experiments involving HEPA-vacuuming including the bag-changing practices, and stripping (wax removal) and buffing practices for vinyl asbestos tile (VAT).
Caption title. "EPA/600/A-92/004." "PB92-139419." "Published in the Proceedings of the Caribbean HAZTECH Conference being held in San Juan, Puerto, Rico, November 13-15, 1991, p: 11-30." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
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