05711015 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method of decontaminating a site of metals, particularly radioactive metals, is provided. The contaminated material is contacted with pulverized bone, which sorbs the metals from the contaminated material. The bone may be derived from any animals having bone, such as cattle. Prior to use, the organic compounds of the bone are removed, so that inorganic bone composed primarily of hydroxylapatite is obtained. The morphology of the bone, including its crystalline structure and porosity, is maintained. As an alternative to bone derived from animals, synthetic inorganic bone composed of hydroxylapatite and having a physical structure equivalent to animal-derived bone may be used.

Title
Chemical decontamination using natural or artificial bone
Application Number
8/588766
Publication Number
5711015
Application Date
January 19, 1996
Publication Date
January 20, 1998
Inventor
Andrew J Tofe
2195 Urban Dr, Lakewood, 80215
CO, US
Agent
Davis Graham & Stubbs
IPC
G21F 9/00
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