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Roberts, D. ; Vitrifix of North America Inc., Alexandria, VA, USA

The Vitrifix process solves the problems of nonbiodegradability and the legal liability for asbestos in a landfill by totally destroying the asbestos and converting it into a safe, useful product-glass. The process uses well-established glass technology in a unique fashion. The use of an existing technology gives great reliability, and the way it is applied makes the process intrinsically safe. The successful demonstration of the process to the US Environmental Protection Agency and its commercial operation in the UK are described. Comprehensive testing of the glass product using transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction confirmed that the product is totally amorphous glass. No trace of asbestos or any crystalline structure was detected

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Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3 )