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Use of reagents to convert chrysotile and amosite asbestos used as insulation or protection for metal surfaces

United States Patent

6,160,195
December 12, 2000
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A composition for converting asbestos-containing material, covering metal pipes or other metal surfaces, to non-regulated, environmentally benign-materials, and inhibiting the corrosion of the metal pipes or other metal surfaces. The composition comprises a combination of at least two multiple-functional group reagents, in which each reagent includes a Fluro acid component and a corrosion inhibiting compoment. A method for converting asbestos-containing material, covering metal pipes or other metal surfaces, to non-regulated, environmentally benign-materials, and inhibiting the corrosion of the metal pipes or other metal surfaces is also provided.
Sugama; Toshifumi (Wading River, NY), Petrakis; Leon (Port Jefferson, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
09/ 235,195
January 22, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-76CH00016, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.