New Leaching Protocols for Florida Beneficial Use

New Leaching Protocols for Florida Beneficial Use

Application of New Leaching Protocols for Assessing Beneficial Use of Solid Wastes in Florida

Solid and hazardous waste professionals routinely rely on leaching tests to characterize waste materials. In some cases, leaching tests are required to comply with environmental regulations. In other cases, leaching tests are tools used as part of a decision-making process. In Florida, leaching tests have historically been a component of the beneficial use determination process (for example, when is it safe to recycle a waste through land application).

The US EPA’s synthetic precipitation leaching procedure (SPLP) is commonly employed. Newer US EPA leaching protocols have the potential to provide even greater insight with regard to the release of chemicals from beneficially used wastes, and this research aims to provide guidance for incorporating these new protocols to the decision-making process in Florida. This project is funded by the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.

Project Scope: HC14Scope

Progress Reports

Progress Report 1 HC14PR01

Progress Report 2 HC14PR02

Progress Report 3 HC14PR03

Progress Report 4 HC14PR04

TAG Meeting Presentations

October 2014 TAG meeting: HCTAGOCT14

June 2015 TAG meeting: HC14TAGJUN15

Final Report