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Elutriate, Leachate, Eluate & Column Settling

Generating Elutriates, Leachate or Eluates

Some projects require the creation of elutriates, leachate or eluates, and the subsequent analysis of these laboratory created matrices, to evaluate the potential release or the mobility of analytes from various solid materials.  These materials can include sediment, soil, stabilized material and waste material.  Column settling tests can be used to define the settling behavior of particular sediments associated with the potential placement of dredged material.

How Can TestAmerica Help You?

Using our extensive experience, TestAmerica assists project teams in reviewing and evaluating the appropriate tests to achieve their specific project objectives.  Services offered include;  technical support for selecting the appropriate elutriate test to evaluate the placement of dredged material; selection of the most appropriate leaching test for a specific program; or the review and discussion of the new U.S. EPA LEAF methods for projects.

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Reference Documents

Effluent Elutriate [EET]

USACE.  2003.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Disposal at Island, Nearshore, or Upland Confided Disposal Facilities – Testing Manual.  Technical Report ERDC/ES TR-03-1. [UTM]

 

EPA/USACE.  1998.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Discharge in Waters of the U.S. – Testing Manual EPA-823-B-98-004 [ITM]

Modified Elutriate [MET]

NJDEP. October 1997. The Management and Regulation of Dredging Activities and Dredged Material in New Jersey’s Tidal Waters 

Standard Elutriate [SET]

EPA/USACE.  1998.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Discharge in Waters of the U.S. – Testing Manual EPA-823-B-98-004 [ITM]

 

EPA/USACE.  1991.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal – Testing Manual EPA-503/8-91/001 [OTM]

Dredging Elutriate Test [DRET]

USACE, August 1995.  Dredging Elutriate Test [DRET] Development.  Contract Report D-95-1

Supernatant  Test [Illinois EPA]

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency- Material for Analysis for Dredge and Fill Activities. Section 401 Water Quality Certification

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Leachate Test

Reference Documents

Toxicity Characteristic Leachate Procedure [TCLP]

EPA SW 846 Method 1311

Synthetic Precipitation Leachate Procedure [SPLP]

EPA SW 846 Method 1312

Sequential Batch Leachate Test

[SBLT]

USACE.  2003.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Disposal at Island, Nearshore, or Upland Confided Disposal Facilities – Testing Manual.  Technical Report ERDC/ES TR-03-1. [UTM]- Appendix D

Simplified Laboratory Runoff Procedure [SLRP]

USACE.  2003.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Disposal at Island, Nearshore, or Upland Confided Disposal Facilities – Testing Manual.  Technical Report ERDC/ES TR-03-1. [UTM] - Appendix C

Pancake Column Leachate Test

[PCLT]

USACE.  2003.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Disposal at Island, Nearshore, or Upland Confided Disposal Facilities – Testing Manual.  Technical Report ERDC/ES TR-03-1. [UTM] - Appendix D

Standard Test Method for

Shake Extraction of Solid Waste with Water

ASTM D3987-85

Modified Standard Test Method for 24-h Batch-Type Measurement of Contaminant Sorption by Soils and Sediments

ASTM 4646-03

Waste Extraction Test [WET] Procedures

22 California Code of Regulations [CCR] Appendix II

Modified Multiple Extraction Procedure [MMEP]

EPA SW 846 Method 1320 Modified

Monofilled Waste Extraction Procedure [MWEP]

U.S.EPA, 1986.  A Procedure for Estimating Monofilled Solid Waste Leachate Composition.  Technical Resource Document SW-924, 2nd Edition

Compliance test for leaching of granular waste materials and sludges

BS EN 12457-4

Australian Standard Wastes, sediments, contaminated soils Preparation of leachates- Bottle leaching procedure

AS 4439.3-1997

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Eluate Test

Reference Documents

Liquid –Solid Partitioning as a Function of Extract pH for Constituents in Solid Materials using a Parallel Batch Extraction Procedure

EPA Method 1313

EPA Background Information for the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework [LEAF] Test Methods EPA/600/R-10/170

 

Liquid –Solid Partitioning as a Function of Liquid-Solid Ration for Constituents in Solid Materials using an Up-Flow Percolation Column Procedure

EPA Method 1314

U.S. EPA Background Information for the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework [LEAF] Test Methods EPA/600/R-10/170

 

Mass Transfer Rates of Constituents in Monolithic or Compacted Granular Materials using a Semi-dynamic Tank Leaching Procedure

EPA Method 1315

U.S. EPA Background Information for the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework [LEAF] Test Methods EPA/600/R-10/170

 

Liquid- Solid Partitioning as a Function of Liquid-Solid Ratio for Constituents in Solid Materials using a Parallel Batch  Extraction Procedure

EPA Method 1316

U.S. EPA Background Information for the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework [LEAF] Test Methods EPA/600/R-10/170

 

Measurement of the Leachability of Solidified Low-Level Radioactive Wastes by a Short-Term Test Procedure

ANSI/ANS-16.1-2003 [R2008]

Column Settling Tests

Reference Documents

Long Tube Column Settling Test [LTCST]

USACE.  2003.  Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Disposal at Island, Nearshore, or Upland Confided Disposal Facilities – Testing Manual.  Technical Report ERDC/ES TR-03-1. [UTM]  Appendix  B