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METHODS OF DECONTAMINATING SURFACES AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150252303
9,499,772
A1
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A composition of matter includes water, at least one acid, at least one surfactant, at least one fluoride salt, and ammonium nitrate. A method of decontaminating a surface includes exposing a surface to such a composition and removing the composition from the surface. Other compositions of matter include water, a fatty alcohol ether sulfate, nitrilotriacetic acid, at least one of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, sodium fluoride, potassium fluoride, ammonium nitrate, and gelatin.
Demmer, Ricky L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Crosby, Daniel (Keene, NH), Norton, Christopher J. (Spofford, NH)
ENVIRONMENTAL ALTERNATIVES, INC. (Keene NH), BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
13/ 801,493
March 13, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05-ID14517, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.