Research and analysis
Testing of residues from incineration of municipal solid waste
This report presents findings from leach testing of unteated and treated incinerator residues.
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The Environment Agency for England and Wales (EA) started a project in 2001 to consider the potential impact of the Council Directive on the Landfill of Waste 1999/31/EEC (LFD) on the quality of leachate produced in future UK landfills. As part of this project a review of leachate quality from European ash landfills was carried out (Environment Agency, 2004a). A scoping study was also commissioned to examine the significance of trace organic compounds in incinerator residues and the impact of treatment methods - carbonation and acid neutralisation - on the leaching characteristics.