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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Environmental Protection

Terese Rauckyte-Żak , Alfredas Laurinavičius

Assessment of general toxicity of the selected industrial wastes on the basis of the analysis of the total metals concentration

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-23, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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This paper presents a procedure to determine total toxicity of the selected waste material from scrap mobile phones and their components. The assessment is based on literature data of quantitative analyses of heavy metals (Ag, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se and Zn) in compliance with the TTLC (Total Threshold Limit Concentration) and TCLP (Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure) procedures. Coefficients for toxic criteria equations have been selected on the basis of limiting and standardizing TTLC and TCLP values. The calculated total toxicity value on the basis of the metals content was also verified by comparison with the sum of limited and standard values. The final classification of the waste material total toxicity was found to be a function of determinable concentration levels in the mass of waste material (TTLC criterion) and leachable forms of metals (TCLP criterion).

Keywords: total toxicity assessment of electronic wastes; TTLC and TCLP procedures.

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