Decontamination of Personnel
Mercury as a priority pollutant and toxic contaminate is receiving more scrutiny from environmental and safety planners who are responsible for ensuring environmental compliance and safety performance during maintenance and inspection events. A critical cost and schedule component of maintenance and inspection events includes selection of chemistry to mitigate risk to personnel entering and exiting contaminated zones to prevent exposure and cross-contamination of plant areas.
Two Ways to Keep Mercury in Check
1) 400-91CEA is formulated to remove light to heavy hydrocarbons, mercury and other contaminates from personnel (PPE and breathing air systems) entering and leaving contaminate zones (towers, tanks and remediation areas) was developed to help meet sustainability objectives without compromising performance and efficiency. 400-91CEA is environmentally safe, non-toxic, non-corrosive and biodegradable and provided as a concentrate for onsite optimal dilution and application via decontamination showers, spray systems, boot-wash and respirator cleaning stations.
2) Workers can transport metallic or inorganic mercury on shoes, work clothes, skin, hair, and tools into their homes or automobiles with subsequent exposure to their families. ISCT and others have measured mercury in plant locker rooms and places where FRCs are stored and washed. ISCT 400-95 is a specialty formulated blend of emulsifiers, complexing agents and non-ionic surfactants blended to create an effective washing detergent designed for mercury removal of heavily soiled FRCs.