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Method for applying asbestos digestion chemical to asbestos-containing materials

United States Patent Application

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A method for applying liquid, foam and/or gel forms of asbestos digestion chemicals through painted, coated or otherwise protected or encapsulated surfaces of asbestos-containing materials. The method includes forming an injection aperture in the encapsulating material and contacting the hazardous asbestos-containing material with asbestos digestion material through the injection aperture. As a result of the treatment, the asbestos digestion material converts the hazardous asbestos-containing material into non-hazardous material.
Petrakis, Leonidas (Oakland, CA), Webster, Ronald P. (Shoreham, NY)
10/ 993,480
November 22, 2004
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.