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Title: Method for converting asbestos to non-carcinogenic compounds

Hazardous and carcinogenic asbestos waste characterized by a crystalline fibrous structure is transformed into non-carcinogenic, relatively nonhazardous, and non-crystalline solid compounds and gaseous compounds which have commercial utilization. The asbestos waste is so transformed by the complete fluorination of the crystalline fibrous silicate mineral defining the asbestos.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Kingston, TN)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870543
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5543120
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Research Org:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; converting; asbestos; non-carcinogenic; compounds; hazardous; carcinogenic; waste; characterized; crystalline; fibrous; structure; transformed; relatively; nonhazardous; non-crystalline; solid; gaseous; commercial; utilization; complete; fluorination; silicate; mineral; defining; solid compound; gaseous compounds; gaseous compound; crystalline solid; /423/