Decontamination Techniques for Buildings, Structures and Equipment


  • M.P. Esposito

Includes extensive studies on decontamination techniques for buildings, structures and equipment for hazardous materials sites.
View full description


Firms involved in cleanup of Superfund and hazardous materials sites.


Book information

  • Published: December 1987
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1120-5

Table of Contents

Contents and Subject Index1. Introduction Background Purpose Organization2. Conclusions and Recommendations Conclusions Recommendations for Future Study3. Development of A Decontamination Strategy Step 1. Determination of the Nature and Extent of Contamination Step 2. Development of a Site-Specific Decontamination Plan Step 3. Evaluation of Decontamination Effectiveness Case Studies4. Decontamination Methods Asbestos Abatement (Method 1) Absorption (Method 2) Demolition (Method 3) Dismantling (Method 4) Dusting/Vacuuming/Wiping (Method 5) Encapsulation/Enclosure (Method 6) Gritblasting (Method 7) Hydroblasting/Waterwashing (Method 8) Painting/Coating (Method 9) Scarification (Method 10) Radkleen (Method 11) Solvent Washing (Method 12) Steam Cleaning (Method 13) Vapor-Phase Solvent Extraction (Method 14) Acid Etching (Method 15) Bleaching (Method 16) Flaming (Method 17) Drilling and Spalling Method (Method 18) K-20 Sealant (Method 19) Microbial Degradation (Method 20) Photochemical Degradation (Method 21)5. Worker Health and Safety Training Medical Surveillance Personal Protective Equipment Site Safety PlanReferences Appendix A: Superfund Site SurveyAppendix B: Sampling MethodsAppendix C: Cost AnalysisAppendix D: Case Study-Seveso, ItalyAppendix E: Case Study-Binghamton State Office BuildingAppendix F: Case Study-Sontag Road AreaAppendix G: Case Study-One Market Plaza Office ComplexAppendix H: Case Study-Frankford ArsenalAppendix I: Case Study-New England Office BuildingAppendix J: Case Study-Luminous Processes, Inc.Appendix K: Case Study-Chemical Metals Industries, Inc.