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The feasibility of the use of high intensity acoustic waves to combat the airborne spread of accidentally released radioactive or toxic material is investigated. Recent laboratory scale experiments on the agglomeration and precipitation of combustion aerosol, produced by burning rubber, are reviewed. Estimates of the acoustic power and irradiation time required for large scale `open-air' scavenging of a 100m diameter cloud are presented together with a brief discussion of some basic problems which have been identified in the course of this work.

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Authors: MAGILL J, JRC Karlsruhe Estab. (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Ultrasonics International '89, Madrid (ES), July 307, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34641 ORA
Record Number: 198910857 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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