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Chemical agents for conversion of chrysotile asbestos into non-hazardous materials

United States Patent

5,763,738
June 9, 1998
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A composition and methods for converting a chrysotile asbestos-containing material to a non-regulated environmentally benign solid which comprises a fluoro acid decomposing agent capable of dissociating the chrysotile asbestos to non-regulated components, wherein non-regulated components are non-reactive with the environment, and a binding agent which binds the non-regulated components to form an environmentally benign solid.
Sugama; Toshifumi (Wading River, NY), Petrakis; Leon (Port Jefferson, NY)
Associated Universities, Inc. (Washington, DC)
08/ 722,803
September 27, 1996
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. The present invention relates to a composition and methods for converting a chrysotile asbestos-containing material to a non-regulated environmentally benign solid.