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Title: Anthrax Sampling and Decontamination: Technology Trade-Offs

Abstract

The goal of this project was to answer the following questions concerning response to a future anthrax release (or suspected release) in a building: 1. Based on past experience, what rules of thumb can be determined concerning: (a) the amount of sampling that may be needed to determine the extent of contamination within a given building; (b) what portions of a building should be sampled; (c) the cost per square foot to decontaminate a given type of building using a given method; (d) the time required to prepare for, and perform, decontamination; (e) the effectiveness of a given decontamination method in a given type of building? 2. Based on past experience, what resources will be spent on evaluating the extent of contamination, performing decontamination, and assessing the effectiveness of the decontamination in abuilding of a given type and size? 3. What are the trade-offs between cost, time, and effectiveness for the various sampling plans, sampling methods, and decontamination methods that have been used in the past?

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
OSTI Identifier:
948503
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1519E
TRN: US200908%%36
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54; CONTAMINATION; DECONTAMINATION; SAMPLING

Citation Formats

Price, Phillip N, Hamachi, Kristina, McWilliams, Jennifer, and Sohn, Michael D. Anthrax Sampling and Decontamination: Technology Trade-Offs. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/948503.
Price, Phillip N, Hamachi, Kristina, McWilliams, Jennifer, & Sohn, Michael D. Anthrax Sampling and Decontamination: Technology Trade-Offs. United States. doi:10.2172/948503.
Price, Phillip N, Hamachi, Kristina, McWilliams, Jennifer, and Sohn, Michael D. Fri . "Anthrax Sampling and Decontamination: Technology Trade-Offs". United States. doi:10.2172/948503. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/948503.
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