There are Environmental Protection Agencies in one form or another all over Australia and New Zealand. For instance, in New South Wales the EPA monitors and enforces the various regulations that control the way concrete slurry is managed and disposed. Local Councils also set down conditions to control the way concrete slurry and groundwater are handled. The penalties for non-compliance are significant and the effect on the natural environment too great to ignore.
Many contractors still dispose of slurry and excess water in illegal ways but the with the Gelmaxx products the disposable of such waste has never been cheaper or easier. The Gelmaxx products have been developed in the USA where some of the toughest environment protection laws exist on the planet.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency enforces regulations to protect human health and the environment. By violating one of their laws, you can face up to $10,000 in fines. Gelmaxx is proud to say that they are USA EPA compliant and abide by their standards.
Gelmaxx USA iabides by these tests: Paint Filter 9095B TCLP Turbidity TSS
Paint Filter 9095B Test
The test states that “If any portion of the material passes through and drops from the [paint] filter within the 5-min test period, the material is deemed to contain free liquids.” If there are no free liquids, it is safe to dispose of in the landfill.
ECO-QUICKgel turns waste water into a solid material that passes this test. If you would like to learn more about the Paint Filter 9095B test, please visit the USA EPA website
TCLP means Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
This is a sample method for chemical analysis used to simulate leaching in a landfill. In other words, the TCLP determines whether the liquid that excretes from the solids will carry any environmentally harmful substances.
Gelmaxx products pass the TCLP. If you would like to learn more about the TCLP, please visit the USA EPA website( link )
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.
However, the chemical formula of AQUAmaxx ensures that the small particles fall to the bottom quickly, making the water clear and ready to reuse.
If you would like to learn more about turbidity, please visit the USA EPA website( link )
TSS means Total Suspended Solids
After separating the water from the suspended solids, the remaining material can be dried into a solid. This water separation can be performed with a filter or AQUAmaxx.
If you would like to learn more about TSS, please visit the USA EPA website( link )