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Main Title Update on Building and Structure Decontamination.
Author Barkley, N. P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher cJun 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/276;
Stock Number PB91-145102
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Buildings ; Decontamination ; Concretes ; Removal ; Shot blasting ; Structures ; Comparison ; Prototypes ; Waste treatment ; Floors ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tests ; Sampling ; Superfund ; Cleanup ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Alcali metals ; Polyethylene glycolate
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-145102 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Cleanup of the nation's hazardous waste sites is one of the top environmental priorities. Since the ultimate objective of many cleanup programs is to return the contaminated site and buildings on the site to active use, additional information regarding both established and emerging technologies for building decontamination is needed. A pilot scale study was performed at an actual Superfund Site to evaluate, side by side, the efficiency of PCB removal using two decontamination processes. One process entails the use of a shotblasting technique in which contaminated concrete surfaces are cut away and physically removed. The other process involves application of an alkali metal/polyethylene glycolate mixture directly to contaminated concrete surfaces for insitu degradation of PCB's. (Copyright (c) 1990--Air & Waste Management Association.)