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Title: Laser-based coatings removal

Over the years as building and equipment surfaces became contaminated with low levels of uranium or plutonium dust, coats of paint were applied to stabilize the contaminants in place. Most of the earlier paint used was lead-based paint. More recently, various non-lead-based paints, such as two-part epoxy, are used. For D&D (decontamination and decommissioning), it is desirable to remove the paints or other coatings rather than having to tear down and dispose of the entire building. This report describes the use of pulse-repetetion laser systems for the removal of paints and coatings.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. F2 Associates, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
229515
Report Number(s):
DOE/METC--96/1021-Vol.1; CONF-9510108--Vol.1
ON: DE96000551; TRN: 96:001841-0022
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Environmental technology development through industry partnership, Morgantown, WV (United States), 3-5 Oct 1995; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the environmental technology through industry partnership conference. Volume 1; Kothari, V.P.; PB: 312 p.
Research Org:
USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; COATINGS; REMOVAL; PAINTS; FLOORS; DECONTAMINATION; SURFACE CLEANING; WALLS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; CONTAINMENT; LASERS; DECOMMISSIONING; EQUIPMENT; FILTERS; MINIMIZATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY