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Solid/Liquid Waste Analysis

Typically waste must be characterized to determine its classification as either hazardous or non-hazardous waste for disposal purposes. Whether its solid waste, liquid waste, spent oil, sludge, lead paint or petroleum contaminated soils, QCE can analyze your waste stream. This analysis is conducted using USEPA SW-846 methods that are specific for waste characterization. When industrial waste is classified as non-hazardous, the waste can be recycled or further classified as beneficially usable waste or may be land farmed, if applicable. Listed below are the tests conducted to classify waste for disposal or re-use.

Waste Characterization
40 CFR Subpart C Section 261

  • Toxicity Characteristic Leachate Procedure (TCLP)/ZHE, metals and organics.
  • Corrosiveness
  • Reactivity
  • Ignitability
  • Paint Filter
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • PCBs
  • Cyanide and sulfide bearing wastes

Beneficially Usable Waste
Foundry Sand and Coal Fly Ash

  • Illinois EPA Title 35 Part 817, Extraction per ASTM D3987
  • IDNR 567 108.4 Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP), EPA Test Method 1312

Manufacturing Processes
Waste Streams

  • Paint waste
  • Sandblasting media
  • Spent foundry sand
  • Coal fly ash
  • Filter cakes from filter presses
  • Oil/Water Separators
  • Sludge from process/coating tanks
  • Spent plating baths
  • Pickling tank waste
  • Machine oils
  • Transformer oils

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