US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a United States Federal Government Organization that sets regulations to protect both human health and the environment to ensure Americans have clean air, land and water. By violating one of the EPA laws, fines can start around $10,000 and up.
Reflective Floor® is an approved Distributor of SlurryMonster™ products which meet &/or exceed EPA regulations and pass these test methods:
- // PAINT FILTER 9095B
- // TCLP
- // TURBIDITY
- // TSS
Paint Filter 9095B Test Method
This test method states that “A predetermined amount of material is placed in a paint filter. If any portion of the material passes through and drops from the filter within the 5-min test period, the material is deemed to contain free liquids.” Conclusion: If there are no free liquids that pass through the paint filter, it is safe to dispose of in landfills.
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)
This is a sample test method for chemical analysis used to simulate leaching in a landfill. In other words, the TCLP test will determine whether the liquid that excretes from the solids will carry any environmentally harmful substances.
Turbidity refers to the how clear the water is when suspended solids are present. After the heavy material falls to the bottom, the extremely small particles tend to fall slowly or not at all.
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
After separating the water from the suspended solids (slurry), the remaining material can then be dried into a solid. This water separation can be performed with a filter or flocculant product.
DO YOU HAVE A SLURRY MANAGEMENT and DISPOSAL PLAN?
Not having a Slurry Management and Disposal Plan in place, outlining best practices for handling concrete slury can be very costly. Educate and familarize yourself and your employees on all the Federal, State, and Local Regulations that apply and protects that are available for slurry management, than implement your Slurry Management and Disposal Plan.