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Application of multiple analytical methods, leaching and geochemical modelling for waste classification
Zomeren, A. van; Klymko, T.; Sloot, H.A. van der
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ECN Environment & Energy Engineering 4-8-2015
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--15-031 Conference Paper
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This study presents the application of tiered approach and worst case calculations for the assessment of potential hazard of residues from municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI). The assessment was performed accordingly to the latest European regulations that are described in the document No 1272 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). The novelty of this study lies in a combined use of total composition data, mineralogical data (e.g. XRD), characterisation leaching tests and geochemical modelling to perform mass balance calculations that allows to estimate how much of each relevant element is potentially available to be present in a hazardous form. Together with the tiered approach and worst cases analysis, the evaluation suggests that assessed MSWI residue presents no hazard.

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