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Title: Waste Volume Reduction Using Surface Characterization and Decontamination by Lase Ablation

Abstract

Laser ablation is being studied as a method both for removing and for measuring contaminated surface layers from concrete. The objectives of this research are to determine the mechanism and efficacy of laser ablation, to understand the chemistry of contaminated concrete surfaces, and to chemically and physically characterize the captured ablation effluent, which would become the stored waste. The method is attractive because it adds no additional waste, offers fine control over the amount of material removed, can work on cracked, curved or irregular surfaces, and can potentially be instrumented for real-time contamination analysis. While the focus of this project is on concrete, the technology should be applicable to any surface requiring contaminant removal.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., Argonne, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
829913
Report Number(s):
EMSP-60283-2000
R&D Project: EMSP 60283; TRN: US200429%%911
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ABLATION; CHEMISTRY; CONCRETES; CONTAMINATION; DECONTAMINATION; LASERS; REMOVAL; WASTES

Citation Formats

Pellin, Michael, Savina, Michael, Reed, Claude, Xu, Zhiyue, and Wang, Yong. Waste Volume Reduction Using Surface Characterization and Decontamination by Lase Ablation. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/829913.
Pellin, Michael, Savina, Michael, Reed, Claude, Xu, Zhiyue, & Wang, Yong. Waste Volume Reduction Using Surface Characterization and Decontamination by Lase Ablation. United States. doi:10.2172/829913.
Pellin, Michael, Savina, Michael, Reed, Claude, Xu, Zhiyue, and Wang, Yong. Thu . "Waste Volume Reduction Using Surface Characterization and Decontamination by Lase Ablation". United States. doi:10.2172/829913. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/829913.
@article{osti_829913,
title = {Waste Volume Reduction Using Surface Characterization and Decontamination by Lase Ablation},
author = {Pellin, Michael and Savina, Michael and Reed, Claude and Xu, Zhiyue and Wang, Yong},
abstractNote = {Laser ablation is being studied as a method both for removing and for measuring contaminated surface layers from concrete. The objectives of this research are to determine the mechanism and efficacy of laser ablation, to understand the chemistry of contaminated concrete surfaces, and to chemically and physically characterize the captured ablation effluent, which would become the stored waste. The method is attractive because it adds no additional waste, offers fine control over the amount of material removed, can work on cracked, curved or irregular surfaces, and can potentially be instrumented for real-time contamination analysis. While the focus of this project is on concrete, the technology should be applicable to any surface requiring contaminant removal.},
doi = {10.2172/829913},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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