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Document ID (ISN)59667
CIS number 93-209
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Paoletti L., Puledda S.
Title An approach to the classification and assessment of asbestos-containing wastes - Description of a survey conducted in an industrial area
Original title Un approccio al problema della classificazione e valutazione dei rifiuti contenenti amianto - Descrizione di una indagine condotta in un'area industriale [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1992, Vol.83, No.4, p.371-380. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract A survey was conducted in a disused textile plant, located in an urban area, where large quantities of solid wastes were stocked. They resulted from the dismantling of the heating system and contained different types of asbestos. The aim of the survey was to classify the wastes according to the criteria established by Italian law (Presidential Decree No.915, 1982), which requires that "dusts and free fibres" be accounted for when determining the concentration of asbestos in waste. This legislation leaves two main questions open: (1) the choice of the analytical method for asbestos determination to be used to obtain basic information for waste classification; (2) the criteria to be used to define "free fibres" in waste. A general approach to the solution of these issues is offered and applied to the case in question as a possible practical model of environmental pollution control in this specific field.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; classification; waste disposal
Descriptors (secondary) Italy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Waste collection and disposal