The overall objective of this study is to provide an improved basis for the assessment of the leaching behaviour of waste marked as hazardous partly stabilised (European waste catalogue code 19 03 04∗). Four samples of hazardous partly stabilised waste were subjected to two leaching tests: up-flow column tests and batch equilibrium tests. The research was carried out in two directions: the first aims at comparing the results of the two experimental setups while the second aims at assessing the impact of different ambient conditions on the leaching behaviour of waste. Concerning this latter objective the effect of mesophilic temperature, mechanical constraints and acid environment were tested through column percolation tests. Results showed no significant differences between batch and column leaching test outcomes when comparing average concentrations calculated at a liquid to solid ratio of 10:1 l kg−1 TS. Among the tested ambient conditions, the presence of an acid environment (pH = 4.5) accelerated the leaching process resulting in a higher cumulative released quantity measured on the majority of the investigated polluting substances. On the contrary, the effect of temperature and mechanical constraints seemed to not affect the process showing final contents even lower than values found for the standard test. This result was furthermore confirmed by the application of the principal component analysis.
|Titolo:||Leaching behaviour of hazardous waste under the impact of different ambient conditions|
|Citazione:||Pecorini, I., Baldi, F., Bacchi, D., Antonio Carnevale, E., & Corti, A. (2017). Leaching behaviour of hazardous waste under the impact of different ambient conditions. WASTE MANAGEMENT, 63(special issue), 96-106.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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