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Title: Characterisation and treatment of roads covered with zinc ashes, muffle furnace fragments and lead slags from former non-ferrous metal industries in Belgium
Authors: Vandecasteele, Carlo
Van den Broeck, K
Van Gerven, Thomas
Dutre, V
Seuntjens, P
Berghmans, P
Cornelis, C
Nouwen, J #
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: I w m business services ltd
Series Title: Waste management & research vol:20 issue:4 pages:365-372
Abstract: Zinc ashes, muffle furnace fragments and lead slags from non-ferrous industries were applied to pave roads in the North of Belgium. From an inventory it appeared that there are at least 490 km of such roads. In our survey the materials on these roads were characterised. The total metal concentration, the availability and the leaching as a function of time were determined. It appeared that these materials contain high concentrations of heavy metals, some of which are readily available. The high leaching of some metals makes them as such unsuitable as secondary construction material.
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ISSN: 0734-242X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
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