|Document ID (ISN)||59378|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1047-3289 - Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association
|Convention or series no.
||Frank U., Esposito C., Sullivan D.
||Personnel protection through reconnaissance robotics at Superfund remedial sites
||Mar. 1992, Vol.42, No.3, p.341-345. Illus. 3 ref.
||Investigation, mitigation, and clean-up of hazardous materials at US Superfund (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) sites normally requires on-site workers to perform potentially dangerous functions. Workers conducting air monitoring risk dermal, ocular and inhalation exposure to hazardous chemicals, while those performing excavations also risk potential exposure to fire, explosion, and other physical injury. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) current efforts to protect its workers include the use of robotic devices. The paper describes the demonstration of a commercially available robotic platform modified and equipped for air monitoring and the ongoing research for the development of a ground penetrating radar (GPR) system to detect buried chemical waste drums.
||hazardous locations; waste site cleanup; environmental pollution; robots; distance protection
||disposal of harmful waste; detection; air sampling; safe distances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Waste collection and disposal