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Title: Improved HEPA Filter Technology for Flexible and Rigid Containment Barriers

Abstract

Safety and reliability in glovebox operations can be significantly improved and waste packaging efficiencies can be increased by inserting flexible, lightweight, high capacity HEPA filters into the walls of plastic sheet barriers. This HEPA filter/barrier technology can be adapted to a wide variety of applications: disposable waste bags, protective environmental barriers for electronic equipment, single or multiple use glovebag assemblies, flexible glovebox wall elements, and room partitions. These reliable and inexpensive filtered barriers have many uses in fields such as radioactive waste processing, HVAC filter changeout, vapor or grit blasting, asbestos cleanup, pharmaceutical, medical, biological, and electronic equipment containment. The applications can result in significant cost savings, improved operational reliability and safety, and total waste volume reduction. This technology was developed at the Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) in 1993 and has been used at ANL-W since then at the TRU Waste Characterization Chamber Gloveboxes. Another 1998 AGS Conference paper titled "TRU Waste Characterization Gloveboxes", presented by Mr. David Duncan of ANL-W, describes these boxes.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
911302
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-98-00660
TRN: US0704519
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Glovebox Society 1998 Conference,Orlando, FL,07/15/1998,07/17/1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; ASBESTOS; CAPACITY; CONTAINMENT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING; GLOVEBOXES; PACKAGING; PLASTICS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RELIABILITY; SAFETY; WASTES; Contanment Barriers; glovebox; HEPA

Citation Formats

Pinson, Paul Arthur. Improved HEPA Filter Technology for Flexible and Rigid Containment Barriers. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Pinson, Paul Arthur. Improved HEPA Filter Technology for Flexible and Rigid Containment Barriers. United States.
Pinson, Paul Arthur. Wed . "Improved HEPA Filter Technology for Flexible and Rigid Containment Barriers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911302.
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title = {Improved HEPA Filter Technology for Flexible and Rigid Containment Barriers},
author = {Pinson, Paul Arthur},
abstractNote = {Safety and reliability in glovebox operations can be significantly improved and waste packaging efficiencies can be increased by inserting flexible, lightweight, high capacity HEPA filters into the walls of plastic sheet barriers. This HEPA filter/barrier technology can be adapted to a wide variety of applications: disposable waste bags, protective environmental barriers for electronic equipment, single or multiple use glovebag assemblies, flexible glovebox wall elements, and room partitions. These reliable and inexpensive filtered barriers have many uses in fields such as radioactive waste processing, HVAC filter changeout, vapor or grit blasting, asbestos cleanup, pharmaceutical, medical, biological, and electronic equipment containment. The applications can result in significant cost savings, improved operational reliability and safety, and total waste volume reduction. This technology was developed at the Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) in 1993 and has been used at ANL-W since then at the TRU Waste Characterization Chamber Gloveboxes. Another 1998 AGS Conference paper titled "TRU Waste Characterization Gloveboxes", presented by Mr. David Duncan of ANL-W, describes these boxes.},
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year = {1998},
month = {7}
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