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Methods of decontaminating surfaces and related compositions

United States Patent

November 22, 2016
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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)
13/ 801,493
March 13, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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.