Provides savings to the owner by eliminating asbestos liability, and landfill disposal.
Addresses all hazardous and mixed waste asbestos inventories, regardless of the matrix of the ACM. Giving the owner 30% – 50% savings on disposal costs.
Reduces abatement labor by ~25% when using ABCOV-T during the removal of certain types of ACM (boiler block, pipe lagging and spray-on fireproofing).
Returns abated area to the owner 20% sooner when using ABCOV® -T to remove boiler block, pipe lagging and spray-on fireproofing.
Customers with consistent ACM waste compositions can be provided with ABCOV® formulations that minimize destruction cost and maximize ACM throughput.
The kgs or lbs. of asbestos converted to a non-toxic, recyclable end-product in a day will vary and is driven by the matrix/binder and the number of asbestos type or types, Serpentine or Amphibole or a combination of both embedded in the matrix/binder. The matrix/binder or types and amount of asbestos in the binder affect the amount of asbestos treated per reactor. It has been ABCOV® ‘s experience that a minimum of 1.5 kg (3 lbs.) of asbestos-containing material per liter (1 gallon) up to 22.0462 (10 lbs.) per liter (1 gallon) can be treated,
Training and Training Costs:
To use the ABCOV® Method safely and effectively all personnel, abatement, and conversion operators, who use the ABCOV® chemicals and equipment must fully understand the process operations, the parameters, and all the safety procedures:
1. All personnel must be accredited asbestos handlers and supervisors.
2. Certification training in the ABCOV® Method is required.
3. ABCOV® trains the microscopist in the ABCOV® process but does not train the microscopist to read the Polarized Light Microscope, Polarized Light Microscope reading requires special training.
Training Costs: $ 7,000.00 per person (3 days in-class, three weeks ABCOV® in-plant training (Please Note: ABCOV® does not train the microscopist to read the PLM microscope. Microscope reading requires special training)
The amount of asbestos in the asbestos-containing material, Serpentine or Amphibole, or a combination of both embedded in the binder/matrix of asbestos-containing material determines the cost of asbestos destruction, it has been ABCOV’s experience that 1.4kg up to 22.0462kg per 3.7854 liters can be treated at a cost that could range from $250.00 to $350.00 per tonne. This cost does not take into the fact that a percentage of the used ABCOV chemicals can be recycled back into the process, the great savings in the peripheral recyclable end-product, especially steel, and most importantly, the elimination of asbestos-related diseases and asbestos liability.