DeconGel effectively decontaminates a broad range of horizontal and vertical substrates including concrete, steel, painted or unpainted surfaces, glove boxes, hoods, casks, and more by trapping and encapsulating a wide spectrum of radioisotopes and chemicals in a simple, no preparation process, allowing for easy and safe disposal without the use of water.
Encapsulates & Binds Contaminants
High Decontamination Factors
Versatile, Simple Decontamination
Reduces Manpower by up to 70%
Reduces Waste by up to 90%
Minimizes Workforce Exposure
Minimizes Contaminated Waste Material
Zero Preparation & Easy Application
Non-Corrosive & Non-Flammable
Water Soluble & Bio-Degradable
Various Waste Disposal Approvals
No Residue or By-Product
Odorless & Safe to Use & Handle
Decon for Critical Infrastructure
Versatile & Easy to Use
DeconGel is extremely versatile, for use on virtually any surface such as concrete, steel, painted or unpainted wood, aluminum, plexiglass, tile and grout, linoleum, and more. It’s easily sprayed or brushed onto any of these contaminated surfaces.
Drying time depends on a combination of ambient humidity, temperature, type of substrate, and applied wet film thickness, but drying can take as little time as one hour (for thin coats in a dry place with plenty of airflow) to overnight or longer (if thicker coats are applied in humid environments). Using fans, heat, and/or a dehumidifier can speed up drying time. Once dry, DeconGel peels easily and the film containing the encapsulated contamination can be disposed of according to appropriate local, state, and federal regulations.
Minimized Waste Generation
DeconGel is a safe alternative to acids or soap and water. Large volumes of water are not needed with DeconGel, so there is no need to worry about contaminated run-off. The peelable polymer offers minimal compaction compared to other solutions and eliminates liquid by-product.
DeconGel has obtained the following waste disposal approvals, subject to the restrictions that apply to the contaminated encapsulated:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transuranic Waste Disposal Facility
Disposal at low-level radioactive waste sites
Incineration at U.S. commercial low-level waste facilities
Approved disposal at low-level sites, such as the Energy Solutions Clive facility in Utah
Approved incineration at the Bear Creek facility in Tennessee (another Energy Solutions site)
DeconGel is recommended for decontamination of radioisotopes as well as particulates, heavy metals, and water-soluble and insoluble organic compounds (including tritiated compounds). The hydrogel coating can be applied to horizontal, vertical, and inverted surfaces and can be applied to most surfaces including concrete (bare, coated, and painted), aluminum, steel, rubber, lead, plexiglass, herculite, wood, porcelain, tile grout, and floor tiles (vinyl, ceramic, and linoleum).