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Document ID (ISN)63313
CIS number 94-2000
ISSN - Serial title 0720-3977 - Krankenhaustechnik
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Klein F., Bauer J.
Title Cleanup of dioxins and asbestos in a hospital incinerator - From planning to implementation
Original title Dioxin- und Asbestsanierung einer Müllverbrennungsanlage im Krankenhaus - Von der Vorplanung bis zur Sanierungsdurchführung [in German]
Bibliographic information 1993, Vol.19, No.11, p.40-43. Illus.
Abstract Prior to the demolition of a hospital incinerator with asbestos-containing lining, ash and dust samples were analyzed for the presence of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD). As TCDD concentrations above the tolerated value of 5µg/kg were found, the personal protective equipment selected for the cleanup of the dioxin-containing ash and dust included a reusable overall with gloves, boots and a supplied air respirator as well as a disposable overall worn over the reusable one. All heat-producing demolition methods were banned. For the asbestos cleanup, the incinerator was tightly enclosed with a slight underpressure.
Descriptors (primary) tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; dioxins; asbestos; safety planning; incinerators; hospitals; demolition
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; carcinogens; harmful substances; supply of personal protective equipment; safety and health engineering; construction industry; personal protective equipment; construction work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Heterocyclic compounds
Health care services