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Issue 10, 2007
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The combination of oxalic acid with power ultrasound fully degrades chrysotileasbestos fibres

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Abstract

The simultaneous action of power ultrasound and oxalic acid, as a chelating agent, rapidly converts chrysotile asbestos into water soluble material and a non-asbestos debris, not classifiable as hazardous under worldwide safety regulations.

Graphical abstract: The combination of oxalic acid with power ultrasound fully degrades chrysotile asbestos fibres

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Submitted
25 Jun 2007
Accepted
28 Aug 2007
First published
06 Sep 2007

J. Environ. Monit., 2007,9, 1064-1066
Article type
Communication

The combination of oxalic acid with power ultrasound fully degrades chrysotile asbestos fibres

F. Turci, M. Tomatis, S. Mantegna, G. Cravotto and B. Fubini, J. Environ. Monit., 2007, 9, 1064
DOI: 10.1039/B709571F

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