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In Vitro Mordenite Fiber Dissolution at Acidic pH.


PB2006103436

Publication Date 2005
Personal Author Stephenson, D.; Hoover, M. D.
Page Count 28
Abstract Mordenite is an aluminosilicate zeolite mineral similar to asbestos. The unique structural and chemical properties make mordenite favorable to a wide variety of commercial applications ranging from waste-effluent treatment to paper production. Interest in mordenite, as an occupational inhalation hazard, arose when it was discovered that the fibrous form of the mineral exists in the subsurface of Yucca Mountain, NY, the site of a federally proposed nuclear waste repository. During preliminary geologic investigations at Yucca Mountain, workers performing dry-drilling operations were potentially being exposed to aerosols of mordenite. In addition, environmental exposures to zeolites (including mordenite) were brought to the world's attention when a reported outbreak of mesothelioma was documented in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.
Keywords
  • Mordenite
  • Occupational hazards
  • Chemical properties
  • Fibers
  • Acidity
  • In vitro
  • Minerals
  • Zeolites
  • Dissolution
  • Asbestos
  • Solvents
  • Toxicity
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Waste treatment
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Chemical effluents
  • Environmental exposures
  • Inhalation
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Yucca Mountain
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200609
In Vitro Mordenite Fiber Dissolution at Acidic pH.
In Vitro Mordenite Fiber Dissolution at Acidic pH.
PB2006103436

  • Mordenite
  • Occupational hazards
  • Chemical properties
  • Fibers
  • Acidity
  • In vitro
  • Minerals
  • Zeolites
  • Dissolution
  • Asbestos
  • Solvents
  • Toxicity
  • Radioactive waste disposal
  • Waste treatment
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Chemical effluents
  • Environmental exposures
  • Inhalation
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Yucca Mountain
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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