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LANDFILL WASTE CHARACTERIZATION

 

Waste generation is one of the main environmental problems today. Landfill proliferation poses a considerable risk, given that they are a possible source of environmental pollution of the soils and ground water. Unauthorized or mismanaged landfills cropping up has led to there being a progressively more thorough control of the waste permissible in landfills. In 2013, Order AAA/661/2013 of April 18thwas issued in amendment of Annexes I, II and III of Royal Decree 1481/2001 of December 27th, issued in regulation of waste disposal by dumping in landfills.

The GEOCISA Environmental Testing Laboratory conducts characterizations of waste permissible in landfills to classify them as inert, non-hazardous or hazardous in terms of the limits set forth under the legislation:

-       1. Leaching: of the dry waste in the samples (adhering to UNE-EN 12457-4:2003).

-       2. Assay in the lixiviate: of the content in metals (As, Ba, Cd, total Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se and Zn), anion content (Cl-, F- and SO42-), phenol index, DOC and total dissolved solids.

-       3. On the original waste: TOC, BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene), PCB, mineral oils (C10 – C40) and PAH.